i think that the best solution is to use XMLHttpRequest

mihai

ps. i don't think is a good idea to save the shopping cart in a cookie 
on client side (i can alter, as a client, the prices from shopping cart)

Han wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I can think of 2 solutions:
> 
> 1 is an old one I used ages ago, and it was to use javascript to put 
> their choices (onclick, field.value=3 type of thing) and when they 
> click the OK button it gets sent to php script that sends it to mysql, etc.
> 
> 2 is pretty much the same but using cookies with javascript.
> 
> 
> Example : --
> 
> 
> <script language="JavaScript">
> <!-- Hide from old browsers
> //Hide from Java Script
> 
> function cookieVal(cookieName) {
> thisCookie = document.cookie.split("; ");
>       for (i=0; i<thisCookie.length; i++) {
>          if (cookieName == thisCookie[i].split("=")[0]) {
>             return thisCookie[i].split("=")[1];
>          }
>        }
>                   return 0;
>                }
> 
> //-->
> </script>
> 
> <script language="JavaScript">
> <!-- Hide from old browsers
> //Hide from Java Script
> 
> function SetCookie(value1,value2,value3){
> var greetName = cookieVal("mysession");
> 
> if(greetName == 0){
> document.cookie = "mysession" + "=" + value1 + ":" + value2 + ":" + 
> value3 +":1%" + "; path=/; expires=19 January 2038 03:14:07";
> var addme= value +":1%";
> }
> else{
> document.cookie = "mysession" + "=" + greetName + value1 + ":" + value2 
> + ":" + value3 + ":1%" + "; path=/; expires=19 January 2038 03:14:07";
> var addme = value +":1%";
> }
> 
> theURL="http://www.domain.com/cgi-bin/showbasket.cgi?cookievalue="+addme;
> winName="order3";
> features="scrollbars=yes,width=400,height=600";
> 
> child = window.open(theURL,winName,features);
> child.focus();
> 
> }
> 
> //-->
> </script>
> <a href="#"><img src="images/image1.jpg" alt="image1" width="80" 
> hspace="5" vspace="3" border="0" 
> onClick="javascript:SetCookie('555435,3,image1');">"></a>Hope this helps.
> 
> 
> Han.
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Payne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <php-db@lists.php.net>
> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 5:33 AM
> Subject: [PHP-DB] Page refresh question
> 
> 
>> Hi there everyone,
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm using PHP and MySQL in a shopping cart system but the client wants 
>> it so
>> that when you add an item to the cart the page doesn't refresh and we all
>> know with PHP the page MUST refresh in order to execute the MySQL 
>> query. Is
>> it possible, maybe with javascript? That I can talk to MySQL without 
>> having
>> to have the page itself refresh when they add the items to the cart?  
>> This
>> is really a pain as the system was basically finished and now I'm told 
>> they
>> don't want the page to refresh and they see other sites that don't 
>> refresh -
>> sigh.  If it can be done with Javascript, do you have a sample of how 
>> I can
>> use PHP, Javascript and MySQL together to achieve this please?
>>
>>
>>
>> Any help would not only be appreciated, but would save my life.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>>
>>
>> Chris
>>
>>
> 

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