Solved

how to call javascript inside html <select> tags

Posted on 2007-11-19
1
15,322 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I have a select tag which populates all the countries. What I need is that when United states is selected it executes a javascript which basically populates the states drop down.

I tried putting the code to call teh javascript inside an if statement which is inside of select tags but somehow it puts teh javascript code as one of the values in dropdown. Would you guys know if I am doing something wrong. Also if this is not possible is there a way I can check outside the select tags if United states is selected, if it is than execute the javascript code.

Any help weill be greatly appreciated

----------------

<select class="logon select" id="<c:out value="WC_AddressEntryForm_FormInput_${prefix}country_1"/>" name="<c:out value="${prefix}country"/>" onchange="javascript:loadStatesUI(this.options[this.selectedIndex].value,<c:out value="${formName}"/>, '<c:out value="${prefix}"/>')" >
                  <c:forEach var="country" items="${countryBean.countries}">
                   <c:out value"${country.code}" />
                        <option value="<c:out value="${country.code}"/>"
                              <c:if test="${country.code eq USACountry}">
                                    selected="selected"
                                    <Script>
                                    loadStatesFirstUI(this.options[this.selectedIndex].value,<c:out value="${formName}"/>, '<c:out value="${prefix}"/>')
                                    </Script>
                              </c:if>
                              <c:if test="${country.code eq paramSource.country || country.displayName eq paramSource.country}">
                                    selected="selected"
                              </c:if>
                        ><c:out value="${country.displayName}"/></option>
                  </c:forEach>
            </select>
0
Comment
Question by:huzefaq
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Isisagate earned 500 total points
ID: 20313532
Options never fire events, you need to put the event on the select. Have the select function check the selected option to see id it is the united states, and if it is have it preload, otherwise do nothing.


so maybe something like this..


<select onchange="loadStatesUI(this)">


function loadStatesUI(obj)
{
if(obj.options[obj.options.selectedIndex].value =="United States")
{
//pre load states
}
}



0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Code, Load, and Grow

Managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and security on a daily basis? Join us for a webinar on May 25th to learn how to simplify administration and management of virtual hosts for IT admins, create a secure environment, and deploy code more effectively and frequently.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Geolocation works...sometimes 2 36
What kind of script/language created this graph? 6 62
object method as an event handler 8 73
Displaying Text in Columns in HTML 3 32
The article shows the basic steps of integrating an HTML theme template into an ASP.NET MVC project
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . Websites are getting bigger and more complicated by the day. Video, images and custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product or service. But the price to pay in…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style elements, such a divs, with a "drop shadow" effect using the CSS box-shadow property Start with a normal styled element, such as a div.: In the element's style, type the box shadow property: "box-shad…
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question