Problem with a Javascript form

Posted on 2008-10-23
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Hello I am trying to apply a search to my site - using the html form code

<form style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; width:300px;" name="SearchBoxForm" action="searchadv.aspx" method="GET" onSubmit="return SearchBoxForm_Validator(this)">
<span class="style1"><span class="style2">Search:</span>
<input name="SearchTerm" size="30" />
</span><img src="images/spacer.gif" width="4" height="4" />
<input name="submit" type="Image" align="middle" src="skins/Skin_10/images/go.gif" border="0" />
<input type="hidden" name="IsSubmit" value="true" />

I tried to use a code like this from breaking down the code above

whattext = _root.searchtext.text

But there is the onSubmit and the action in the form so I dont know how to pass it, I also tried this coding and changing the input on the flash file to SearchTerm


That jumps to the page but does nothing with the search, like you would expect.

Any help is appreciated.
Question by:Rabel
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ID: 22812828
hi just a question. the asp in handling the search?

if so why do you need the javascript?
i'm no expert but just wondering out loud.
if you get the search string in flash and pass that to your asp page and have that return the results, wouldn't that work better?


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ID: 22816747
thanks genie, but im not sure how to get the string. Any ideas?
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blue-genie earned 240 total points
ID: 22819461
i'm assuming you have a form in flash.
i'm assuming there's an input text there for the seach string yes?
so then just get the value out of the text field pass it to asp that does the sql query returns values and you're gonna display it right?

i'm assuming you have the asp part sorted?

Author Comment

ID: 22845065
Sorry Genie it was passing alot more then the searchterm string but it looks like that was all i needed. I have the input text field and then I use this code



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