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i need a way to save the form data before the form is submitted or reloaded. I have a filter that opens in another window and thenrefeshes the form and then loose the data that is already entered.

My guess is to save each form element to a cookie. I dont know javascript so how is the best way to do this.

I need a code sample please.
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Question by:garyilm
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You can do it just by javascript. From the new window you can refer to the original window with: "this.opener.document". Then you can read the values entered in the form. No cookies needed (that would also be much more complicated and have some disadvantages).

That having said: why does the form need to be refreshed? I am quite sure that there is a simpler solution that will avoid the problem that you have.

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On my main page I have a form, one of the elements is a drop down. I then have a filter link that opens the child with the filter. Once the filter is set it closes and refreshes the parent.

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But you only need to change the options in the dropdown? You might want to use ajax to do that. That will leave the rest of the page untouched.

You could also write the filter in javascript in the page itself. Or you could have two connected dropdowns where the first picks the filter and the second shows the filtered options (that works only is the filter options are fixed, like dropdown1 = state and dropdown2 = city.

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Ajax would be the better option but I cant reinvent the wheel on this project.

From your first post I have this
<script langauge="javascript">
function post_value(){
  document.frm.c_name.value=opener.document.myForm1.location.value;

}
</script>

What is the code to set a cookie, something like this

 Cookie(namelocation)=opener.document.myForm1.location.value;

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