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 I'm trying to make a form that's only going to be used with IE5. I want to be able to have certain sections of the form scroll while the rest of the form stays visible.
  Using IFRAMEs I can do this, but the problem is that when I submit the form it doesn't include any of the content of the IFRAMEs.

  Is there any better way to do this?
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by:Hocam
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You can do your form in different pages...just break you form into sections for each HTML page...

Just an idea...
-Hocam
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by:nettrom
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is using JavaScript a possibility?  if so, you can use that to grab the values from the forms found in the IFRAMEs and dumpt it into hidden fields in your other form, and then submit it.
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by:cybernietic
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Something that could help you -
function to update the content of the scrollable form from the iframe

original page :

<html>
<head>
<title></title>
</head>
<FORM name="formul" method=post action="">
 <input type="text" name="nameinput">
 </p>
 <p>
 <input type="submit" value=" Submit ">
 </p>
 </form>

<IFRAME NAME="content_frame" width="488" height="244" SRC="top.html"></IFRAME>
</html>

iframe section :

<html>
<head>
<title></title>
<script language="JavaScript" TYPE="text/javascript">
 <!--
 function pop(Sbl)
 { var I=top.document.formul;
 I.nameinput.value=Sbl;
 }
 // -->
 </script>

</head>
<p><input type="radio" name="radiobutton" value="radiobutton" onClick="pop('Choice 1')">Choice 1<br></p>
<p><input type="radio" name="radiobutton" value="radiobutton" onClick="pop('Choice 2')">Choice 2<br></p>
</html>
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by:TomWilson
ID: 2688333
 The problem with having hidden fields on the page (not in the IFRAME) is that the content of the IFRAME could be rather large depending on the inputs of the previous fields.
  The content of the IFRAME is a table with 8 text fields in each row, the number of rows is specified by the user (between 1 and 20). It's done using the DOM.

  The way that I don't want to do it is to generate hidden fields dynamically on the page, but that could mean having up to 160 hidden fields..
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nettrom earned 100 total points
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if you're having 8-160 text fields, aren't you already asking that content should be large?

since you're using IFRAMEs your target audience is IE-users, and the hidden fields can be created on the fly using the DOM anyway, I don't really see a problem here.  you could auto-create hidden fields, 1 for each row and then split the content back on the server-side though.  depends on how you want to do it...
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and the obvious question of course becomes: why delete this question?
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