On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 01:38 -0400, PJ wrote:
> Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 07:17 +0530, kranthi wrote:
> >> yeh an onclick event handler is required to achieve this. but as Shawn
> >> has suggested radio buttons are better in this case.
> >>
> >> but then again if u want to disable/greyout the other input(like
> >> textboxes, other than the radio button itself) u'll hav to use onclick
> >> event handler for the radio buttons
> >>
> > Not necessarily, you could use CSS to change the background colour:
> >
> > input[checked=checked]
> > {
> > set styles here
> > }
> I see that Shawn's suggested radio buttons will do just fine. I hadn't
> thought about that. Dummy me.
> But the real problem I have is to pass a form input value to a variable.
> For example:
> <input type="text" name="titleIN" size="52" />
> <input type="radio" name="choice" value="$titleIN" />
> How can I pass the "text" input to a variable that could be used by the
> "radio" button?
> The idea is to have several inputs for a search page with the inputs
> limited by the radio button to one choice of several inputs. If I can
> get the input to a variable, I can then manipulate it to do a query for
> the search. :-\
> Hope this is understandable?
> -- 
> unheralded genius: "A clean desk is the sign of a dull mind. "
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> Phil Jourdan --- p...@ptahhotep.com
> http://www.ptahhotep.com
> http://www.chiccantine.com/andypantry.php
Just accept all the text inputs from the form, and use a switch on the
radio button to determine which of the text inputs you use.
Alternatively, just use one text box for input and use the value of the
radio button to determine what to do with the text.


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