Change HREF button link based upon HTML option selection.

I'm creating a mock web-form for my mimic 'to-be-designed' functionality.  Basically, I want the HREF link of a button to change based upon one of three selected options appearing on the web page....

<select tabindex="6" name="ab_category" class="long_box">
     <option> -- </option>
     <option>Casual Absence</option>
     <option>Non-Work Related</option>
     <option>Work Related</option>
<a href="link-location.html"><button id="a_button">Generate Report</button></a>

Can I use Javascript to change the href address of the button based upon the option that the user selects?  If so how?  If not how?

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You can add 'onchange' to the <select> and get the selected option to change the 'href' in the anchor.  You need to add an 'id' to those elements so the javascript can select them.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Here's a demo.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

<title>Change Link</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
function chnglnk() {
var x=document.getElementById("slct");
y = x.selectedIndex;
if(y==1) document.getElementById("hrf").href = "Casual.html";
if(y==2) document.getElementById("hrf").href = "Non-Work.html";
if(y==3) document.getElementById("hrf").href = "Work.html";
document.getElementById("txt").innerHTML = y;
// -->
<h1>Change Link</h1>
<select id="slct" name="ab_category" class="long_box" onchange="chnglnk()">
     <option value="0"> -- </option>
     <option value="1">Casual Absence</option>
     <option value="2">Non-Work Related</option>
     <option value="3">Work Related</option>
</select><br />
<p id="txt"></p>

<a id="hrf" href="link-location.html"><button id="a_button">Generate Report</button></a>


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BanyanTechAuthor Commented:
Okay very cool....but what do I put in the href="......" so that we capture the changed link?  I imagine something like href="Javascript:chnglnk()"...but it does not work.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You don't need to change anything except the link text at the end of lines 13-15.  Those lines change the 'href' in the link.  Adding something in the href isn't needed since lines 13-15 replace whatever is there.  Mouse over it and you will see that the link changes as you select the options in the dropdown.
BanyanTechAuthor Commented:
Ahh yes - excuse the brain freeze - awesome thanks.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome and some of these things look like Greek to me the first time i see them.
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