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07-15-2003, 12:15 AM
Complete newbie here, so any help is much appreciated.
Is it possible to determine the contents of a form field prior to actually submitting a form?
For example, say I have a form that gathers property info such as house number, street name, city name, etc...
Is it possible to gradually build a querystring with elements of a form (to use in a hyperlink), as the values for each field are entered?
07-15-2003, 12:20 AM
hey, it's 2003 - everything is possible. :D
Since building a querystring is exactly what an HTML form (method=get) does for you, automatically, the obvious question is: why do this programmatically (JS)?
07-15-2003, 12:30 AM
Aha! I wish there was a way to push through the blur and into the light of "everything's possible".
Thank you for the prompt reply.
My problem with using method=get is that this little subtask of mine is within another form. Like this:
This form collects a bunch of property info, as described. If the user entering the info doesn't know the property's zip code, I need to provide a link or something so they can click on it and determine the zip. Like a link to Yahoo Maps or MapQuest or something with querystring attached that has the house number and street name and city name in it so they don't have to re-enter the fields over again.
Does that make sense?
07-15-2003, 12:46 AM
Not an expert on this - but I know of others who have used the Postal Service's own Web Tools service to handle address lookups (including zipcodes). I'd guess their database is pretty detailed - jeez, you'd hope so - and their interface is probably user-friendly. More at http://184.108.40.206/front2.asp (login required).
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