First of all, I'm so happy to find this forum. I'm pretty certain the help I need is with JS. I'm relatively new to it but have been working successfully with it so far.
Please have a look at this page http://www.eatingmeat.com/newsletter.htm
I have an iframe with the current newsletter in it. Right above the iframe I have two drop down buttons which the user is suppossed to be able to change to view other newsletters -- at this point they are for design purposes only as they do nothing. How can I make the two drop down menus designate which file the iframe opens up?
What I want to do is have it so the user can pick the month/year, hit "Go" and the corresponding text appear in the frame. That's exactly what I'm looking for.
I was thinking I could do something whereby the two values given in the form would designate the file (such as "July 2002" = "072002.htm", which is how the files are named) and then having this filename directed to open in the iframe which will initially be set to default -- or "current" issue.
I know with the properties of the drop down buttons I can change the values for each item (i.e. January = Jan, 01, J, etc.) so getting the values to "add up" to something like "072002" should be doable. Anyway, I don't want to confuse the issue. I think I clearly stated what I'm trying to do above, and having a look at the page will give you a very clear idea of where I want this to go.
Help me sort this out and I'll be a very happy camper -- especially because I have another site I'll most likely want to do the same thing with (and they have years worth of weekly archives).
Richard L. Palmer