How to auto launch a new page based on selection from a select (drop-down) box without a submit button

Posted on 2005-03-02
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
I think my question title says it all, but to put it another way -- how do I code a page so that a new page is automatically launched when a user selects from a drop-down rather than making the selection then hitting "submit".

Question by:scottie_24
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Batalf earned 1000 total points
ID: 13444581
<select onchange="if(this.options[this.selectedIndex].value.length>0)location.href=this.options[this.selectedIndex].value">
<option value=""></option>
<option value="page1.html">page 1</option>
<option value="page2.html">page 2</option>
<option value="page3.html">page 3</option>
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Expert Comment

by:Harisha M G
ID: 13444623
Here is a DreamWeaver created sample page....

<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<script language="JavaScript">
function jumpMenu(targ,selObj,restore){ //v3.0
  if (restore) selObj.selectedIndex=0;

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
<form name="form1">
  <select name="menu1" onChange="jumpMenu('parent',this,0)">
    <option value="site1.com" selected>Site Description1</option>
    <option value="site2.com">Site Description2</option>
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Expert Comment

ID: 13444655
My solution is the "notepad" solution:-)

Author Comment

ID: 13444656
Thanks Batalf. I gotta give the points to the first correct answer, sorry mgh_mgharish.
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Expert Comment

ID: 13444661
Thank you!


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