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Old November 29th, 2005, 06:52 AM
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Default passing data to javascript pop up

Hay people, just signed up, dont know why i dident do it eariler, looking forward to using this great resource

Quick question 1:

I have a form, one text box, on hitting submit or enter i want it to pop up a new window, passing the textbox data to that page in the window.

2 ways i know of, POST and querrystring, dont mind what i use, just dont know how, have the window opening with javascript:window.open('page',..... but dont know how to get the form data to the page?

Quick question 2:

I have a login page in a popup, if the user logs in it resizes the popup, i would also like to add scrollbars on the resize, but the page dosent have them to begin with, so is there a way to add scrollbars to a page when the page is already open?

thanks for any help!
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Whether you use GET or POST is governed by the method attribute of your <form>.

I assume you are using javascript because you want to control window size etc, otherwise you could just add target="_blank" to your <form>

You could create a new window and then set the form's target to the new window...
function DoSubmit(form){
    var winName = form.name + "_win";
    window.open("", winName, "scrollbars=no");    
    form.target = winName;

<form name="myForm" action="wrox.asp" onsubmit="DoSubmit(this);">
    <input type="hidden" name="myHidden" value="myHiddenValue">
    <input type="submit">
AFAIK you cannot change the scrollbars setting on a window after it has been opened. You could create a div that fills the entire page with it's style overflow attribute set to auto for a similar effect.



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Perfect, thanks for ya help Chris

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