View Full Version : I Need Help With My Form
08-19-2002, 12:31 AM
hi im new here, i found this forum in a yahoo search. i am only here because i have this magnificent vision on the perfect form for me, but i have no idea how to make it.
what i want is a form with only checkboxes, text boxes, and pulldown menus. but it gets a bit harder than that. when a checkbox is checked, i want the text box to be accessible. or when the checkbox is unchecked, then the text box is hidden again.
i see this kind of thing in "Terms of Agreement" pages. like you have to check a box that says you agree to the terms, then you can click the "Continue" button to proceed with the thing you were doing.
instead of a "Continue" button, i want it to be a checkbox. is this possible?
if you need more information, just ask me. or since i wont be checking this forum too often, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
That shouldn't be too difficult, but how about you create the form so we can actually see exactly what we are dealing with (preferably put it online).
08-19-2002, 03:07 AM
well.. this would be a fairly large form. and it will take a while. i am willing to make it for u guys, but i need this info before i can make it, for it to work right.
here's a more descriptive description of what i want.
it will start off with the word "Caps" as the title of the section. then under that will be a checkbox to the left of the number "4100". then next to that, it will say "$... each". and if the person decides to check the checkbox, and they do, then a *pull-down menu* (sorry guys, i changed my mind, pull-downs are easier... a radio button thing would work also) will appear giving the user the option to select 1, 2, or 3 of the item. i can't have a simple "type as many as you want" thing, because i have a limited supply. this will basically be the entire form.
i know how to make the form, and submission buttons, etc. it's just the part where the checkbox is checked, then a new feature could be used, that confuses me. if it is absolutely necessary, i will make a form (not the entire thing) but the meat and potatoes of the thing. just let me know what i need to do. thanks.
08-19-2002, 03:07 PM
ahhhh... this thread is being swept away to pages beyond 1. i have made a little form with only one line of the many that i want. you can see the form here: http://angelfire.com/extreme3/waterguns/T3ST.html
if you try to submit querie, it'll say you missed a field. i dont know why, but it doesnt matter, because this is not the official form.
PLEASE! try to help me! and how do i create a dropdown menu in the format "<input type="(dropdown menu name here)"> name="dropdown_menu_result">" so basically, what goes after <input type=".... ?? also, for the checkbox thing, is there a code that i can say something like
<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox_result12" onCheck=<input type="drop down menu" name="dropdownmenu_result12">>
is that possible? or even close to anything possible? PLEASE HELP!!
Here is what I came up with.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<form action="/cgi-bin/choose_search" method="post">
<input type="checkbox" name="Cap_4100" onclick="document.forms.elements['engine'].disabled=!this.checked" /> 4100 Price: $2.00 each
<input type="hidden" name="matchmode" value="and" />
<select name="engine" size="1" disabled="disabled">
<option value="mixed" selected="selected">Quantity</option>
<input type="hidden" name="end_display" value="http://angelfire.com/extreme3/waterguns" />
<input type="hidden" name="required" value="email" />
<input type="hidden" name="order" value="Cap_4100, matchmode" />
<input type="hidden" name="savefile" value="visitors.txt" />
<input type="hidden" name="email_to" value="email@example.com" />
<input type="submit" value="Send Feedback" />
<input type="reset" value="Clear Form" />
I hope that the section on bold is relatively cross-browser. Someone else care to comment on it?
08-20-2002, 12:56 AM
thanks. that code worked. and it did exactly what it should. i'm catching on with this code, and understanding how it works. and now i am adding a second option. here is how far i am as of now: http://www.angelfire.com/extreme3/waterguns/T3ST.html
my only problem now, is that when i try to submit the info, it says that not all of the fields have been filled in. see for yourself. feel free to View Source and investigate this problem.
I don't see anything in the source, so it looks like anglefire is doing some sort of server-side thing. They may have thought that it was a clever idea to validate all forms on the site, but it is going to cause you problems. I would talk to them about it if that is the site you will be using for the finished form.
08-21-2002, 03:23 PM
i tried emailing them once before. and since they had no catagory for me to accurately describe my problem, i had to just put "ftp help" so then they emailed me back with an automated message telling me to go see the FTP page... AHH!!!
i can try again, but i dont know if it'll work. thanks though.
and i think radio buttons would work more smoothly than a pulldown, but i can still use the cool feature you taught me. thanks