Shawn McKenzie wrote:
PJ wrote:
I have a script with $_POST and <form> to load data with text input.
Situation: enter name of author(s) for book. I have the script set up to
enter first_name, last_name for Author1 and the same for Author 2.
Check if entry 1 exists then proceed accordingly
Check if entry 2 exists then proceed accordingly.
Now, If I have three or more authors to enter, is there a way to add a
radio button to add more rows for input or to skip further inputs, if I
have to enter the inputs for each additional author?
I'm looking for a simple way to do this. Could or should Ajax be
involved in this somehow?

Ajax would be a good way to go if it could be an undetermined number of
authors.  But if you have a limit (like 3 or 4 or 5) then just include
the text fields for that number.

For Ajax you might have a button or link that says "add more authors"
and when clicked the javascript adds an additional input to the form.

This isn't a job for AJAX, it is a job for JavaScript.



Dynamic Form Generation -

I did a quick Google and came up with the two above examples. Others might have better suggestions. But I just wanted to point out the difference. AJAX, IMO, is bases on JavaScript talking to a server with the intent to send/receive data. DHTML/JavaScript/etc... are was to do what you are asking without ever needing to talk with the server. So it doesn't involve anything that AJAX was designed to solve.

I simply wanted to point out the different uses.  Hope I didn't step on 
anybodies toes.

Jim Lucas

   "Some men are born to greatness, some achieve greatness,
       and some have greatness thrust upon them."

Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V
    by William Shakespeare

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