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"on change"?

Posted on 2002-06-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Anyone know of a way or a script that will allow a dropdown menu to open a link without having to hit a submit button? like an onchange command or something?
Question by:Reighn21
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Expert Comment

ID: 7093203
these both events will help you.

<select onchange="javascriptfunction()">

<select onblur="javascriptfunction()">
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Expert Comment

ID: 7093624
Be VERY careful, some people use the keyboard for navigation, this could trigger the change everytime they try to LOOK at another option.

If you are going to use a <select> as a navigation tool then this is _essential_ reading: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/forms/navmenu.html
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Expert Comment

ID: 7093915
<select onChange="this.form.submit()">

Not recommended because the other form fields cold be empty.

If you use it, it is s agood idea to have a default pre-selected option.

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Expert Comment

ID: 7094746

<select onchange="window.open(this.options[this.selectedIndex].value);">
 <option value="http://www.yahoo.com">yahoo</option>
 <option value="http://www.google.com">google</option>

but be warned of what dorward has emphasized on his comment.
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Accepted Solution

third earned 50 total points
ID: 7094749

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Expert Comment

ID: 7097258
Another similar method to the ones posted:

<FORM NAME="GoList">
<SELECT NAME="list" onChange="window.location=this.options[this.selectedIndex].value">
<option>Make a selection</option>
<option value="default.htm">Back to Home Page</option>
<option value="resume.htm">View my Resume</option>
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Expert Comment

ID: 7100733
To any user who picks this PAQ up off of a search: the accepted answer may not be very useful. The comment that address the problem is the comment from third at 06/19/2002 09:36PM PST


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