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HTML "form" multiple conditional actions for user email sign-up using javascript.

Posted on 2014-02-21
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I have two forms: form 1 uses external API, form 2 uses server side PHP. Both forms ask for email. Both work fine but require double entry.

Code form 1:
<form action="http://some.link.com" method="post" target="_blank"><input type="text" name="btr_email" placeholder="Email"><input type="hidden" name="btr_url" value="http://other.link.com"><br>
<input type="hidden" name="schedule_type" value="0"><input type="submit" value="Follow"></form>

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Code form 2:
<form class="sml_subscribe" method="post"><input class="sml_hiddenfield" name="sml_subscribe" type="hidden" value="1"><p class="sml_name"><label class="sml_namelabel" for="sml_name">Name:</label><input class="sml_nameinput" placeholder="Name..." name="sml_name" type="text" value=""></p><p class="sml_email"><label class="sml_emaillabel" for="sml_email">Email:</label><input class="sml_emailinput" name="sml_email" placeholder="Email Address..." type="text" value=""></p><p class="sml_submit"><input name="submit" class="btn sml_submitbtn" type="submit" value="Submit"></p></form>

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What I need:
1. Remove form 2
2. Add check box in form 1, if checked:
                 
                 -make name input field from form 2 visible
                 -pass email address to form 2
 3. Submit to both forms when "Follow" button is pressed.

Thanks!
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Jason C. Levine earned 250 total points
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The easiest way to do this is to use PHP to parse the initial form submission and then send the form data to the desired targets.
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by:Sar1973
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1. I'd rather suggest to hide the form rather then removing it from the HTML structure;
2. add an onchange event to the check object that performs:
-document.getElementById("myField").style.display = "inline";
-document.getElementById("myField2").value=document.getElementById("myEmail1");
3. add an onclick event to the button that performs: document.getElementById("myForm2").submit();
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