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JavaScript dropdown onchange event

Posted on 2013-06-26
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hi,

I have 2 HTML dropdown menus and I am wondering how I can have 1 function to see what dropdown menu made the change to execute some code.  I know I can have 2 functions, 1 for each but I would like to do it in one

Thank you for all of your help in advance
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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
function doSomethingWith(list)
{
	switch(list.name)
	{
		case 'list1':
			alert( 'Do whatever you need to do for list 1');
			break;
		case 'list2':
			alert( 'Do whatever you need to do for list 2');
			break;
		default:
			alert( 'Do whatever you need to do for any other list');
			break;
	}
}
</script>

</head>
<body>
<select name="list1" onchange="doSomethingWith(this)"><option value="a">a</option><option value="b">b</option></select>
<select name="list2" onchange="doSomethingWith(this)"><option value="a">a</option><option value="b">b</option></select>
</body>
</html>

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by:thomasm1948
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Excellent that work perfectly.

Thank  You
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