2 drop downs using onchange, want to keep both selections

I have 2 drop downs that refresh the page when a selection is made and the id gets put in the URL.

I have them both working separately but I don't know how to put them together so that both selections will stay on the page refresh and both will be in the URL for use  at the same time

I'm using the onchange javascript functions below and each drop down is in a separate sub procedure.  Any advice on where to go from here would be appreciated thanks.

<script type="text/javascript">   
    function OnChange(dropdown, Product_id) 
    {
        var myindex = dropdown.selectedIndex
        var SelValue = dropdown.options[myindex].value;
        var baseURL = '/product.asp?color_id=' + SelValue + '&product_id=' + Product_id;
        top.location.href = baseURL;

        return true;

    }
    function OnChangeSize(dropdown, Product_id) {
        var myindex = dropdown.selectedIndex
        var SelValue = dropdown.options[myindex].value;
        var baseURL = '/product.asp?size_id=' + SelValue + '&product_id=' + Product_id;
        top.location.href = baseURL;

        return true;
    }
</script>

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AdrienneSperberTech Support CoordinatorAsked:
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
try something like this:

 <script type="text/javascript">   
    function OnChange(dropdown, Product_id) 
    {
        var myindex = dropdown.selectedIndex
        var SelValue = dropdown.options[myindex].value;
        var baseURL = '/product.asp?color_id=' + SelValue + '&product_id=' + Product_id;
 
        if( document.getElementById('otherDropDownName').selectedIndex )
            baseURL += '&size_id=' + document.getElementById('otherDropDownName').options[ document.getElementById('otherDropDownName').selectedIndex].value;

        top.location.href = baseURL;

        return true;

    }
    function OnChangeSize(dropdown, Product_id) {
        var myindex = dropdown.selectedIndex
        var SelValue = dropdown.options[myindex].value;
        var baseURL = '/product.asp?size_id=' + SelValue + '&product_id=' + Product_id;
 
        if( document.getElementById('otherDropDownName').selectedIndex )
            baseURL += '&color_id=' + document.getElementById('otherDropDownName').options[ document.getElementById('otherDropDownName').selectedIndex].value;

        top.location.href = baseURL;

        return true;
    }
</script>

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you'll need to substitue your dropdown names to get this working
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AdrienneSperberTech Support CoordinatorAuthor Commented:
Thanks, this is keeping the selections but only refreshing the page and updating the URL on the very first selection from either drop down.  Any idea?

Sorry very new to programming, my brain is mush from trying to do this!
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
do you have a page I can see?
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AdrienneSperberTech Support CoordinatorAuthor Commented:
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
sorry, change

if (document.getElementById('Color_id').selectedIndex)

to

if (document.getElementById('Color_id').selectedIndex > 0 )

and change

if (document.getElementById('Size_id').selectedIndex)

to

if (document.getElementById('Size_id').selectedIndex > 0 )
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
I know this is not pure javascript, but I have always had good luck using chained http://www.appelsiini.net/projects/chained where you can have one drop down determine what the next is going to be and no page refresh.

You could also throw a querystring on the page refresh and use request.querystring to grab the data and set the selected value of the drop down.
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AdrienneSperberTech Support CoordinatorAuthor Commented:
Got it to work, thank you so much!
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