troubleshooting Question

Invoke cfquery for state/province retrieval when country selected on same page

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I have a coldfusion generated selection list that defaults a country selection according to visitor location.

Further down the page is a state/ province list with a select query with the country input from the country selected in the list above.

I want to pass the country to the  query depending on reselection of country so the appropriate states/provinces selection is selected further down the page without the user havin to leave the page.

Eg May arrive on page with Canada preselected but visitor may want to select USA , Australia etc.  

The dynamic/ select  input field is free format entry for countries without states,

Solution using ColdFusion6/  java script
Tip of page

<cfinclude template = "include_country_select_housaesit.cfm">

  <CFSWITCH EXPRESSION="#PassedCountry#">

 	<CFCASE Value="Australia,United States,Canada">
	    <cfif isDefined ("url.sta")
		and url.sta GT " ">
		<CFSELECT Name="Crit1_Value" 
		Message="Please select State " 
		Selected = "#url.sta#"
	    <CFSELECT Name="Crit1_Value" 
		Message="Please select State " 
		<CFINPUT Type="Text" Name="Crit1_Value" 

		Size="20"  >

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