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Thread: [RESOLVED] How to get JavaScript to generate os variables for my HTML form?

  1. #46
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    Dec 2008
    Ok. Classic rookie mistakes

    #1: Using the same variable name more than once in a function to create new elements
    #2: Not seeing the whole document and missing the bottom check boxes...

    Creating a new version to fix these mistakes.... whew it took some real critical thinking to figure that first one out.

  2. #47
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    Dec 2008


    Alright, let's try this one. I added a random number generator to create random array indices so that I'm not using ambiguous variable names. I didn't think about this from the beginning because we originally weren't using a loop.

    Also, I put in a condition to make sure we're only looking at add-on checkboxes.

    ....crossing fingers....

  3. #48
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    Nov 2009
    Its taking a long time for the form to submit. Can you see it from your end James?

  4. #49
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    Dec 2008
    It's not taking for a long time to submit for me... but, frustratingly, I made another crucial mistake. It's difficult not to be able to test it all before I get it to you, so I apologize if you're having to keep uploading it. If I had done all this with access to the site, I would have had it done in just an hour, tested, working and complete.

    This time it's a simple fix, so I'll just tell you what to do:

    Online 362 in valid.js, you will see this line:

    if($cbregexp.test(_checkboxes.getAttribute("id")) && _checkboxes[i].checked) {
    I didn't add the [i] index reference to _checboxes, so we need to change that line to this:
    if($cbregexp.test(_checkboxes[i].getAttribute("id")) && _checkboxes[i].checked) {
    Again, I apologize for making you upload it over and over till we root out all the mistakes.

  5. #50
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    Nov 2009


    Now its not showing the first add-on and at times taking ages to load. Is it because of a loop? Do you want me to revert back to the previous version buddy?

  6. #51
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    Nov 2009
    Are you kidding me? Please don't apologise James, you're taking out the time to help me out and this is the least I can do. Don't be surprised but my patience level isn't bad

    Ok I've made the change to the .js and it still not showing anything at all apart from calculating the total amount of the add-ons I've selected.


  7. #52
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    Dec 2008
    Ok, I've got it!

    change line 360 in valid.js from
    That did it for me!!!! I'm seeing all the options now, when I change that from firebug.

  8. #53
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    Dec 2008
    Well, with real implementation, it's still only showing one option....

  9. #54
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    Nov 2009
    I've updated the .js file. Ok now its showing only the first add-on of whatever package I choose.

    I wonder... could it be that the JavaScript file is now correct but there is something wrong with the form I have on the form page?
    Last edited by rafiakbar; 11-12-2009 at 05:46 PM. Reason: grammar

  10. #55
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    Nov 2009


    Ah now you're uploading it on your side. Good. Now I'm confident it wasn't just me. Well what do you think James? Is it the form or still the JavaScript file? Or worse, both?

  11. #56
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    Dec 2008
    No, it's still the script, because when I run a plain loop on newPPoption() by itself, it still only allows 1 set to be entered, while the addInput() works fine by itself. There's something up with the loop. I wonder why it worked before and not now.
    Last edited by jamesbcox1980; 11-12-2009 at 05:55 PM.

  12. #57
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    Dec 2008
    I'm going to take a look at it in a few when I get home from work, and I'll see what I can figure out. For some reason it's exiting the loop, but I don't know why. It'll hit me after I step away for a minute and come back to it.

  13. #58
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    Dec 2008

    Actually it just hit me... I'm running loops inside of loops inside of loops. We've got to change the variable names ("i") inside the loop initiatives... I can't believe it took me that long to realize it. That's why it worked on the firebug and not in reality... I was using another variable name.... wow...

    Try this:

  14. #59
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    Nov 2009

    Thumbs up

    then I'll take the opportunity to take time out from my laptop as my eyes are hurting.

    Thanks for your help James and I'm sure you are pretty close to solving it. Keep it up buddy.


  15. #60
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    Dec 2008
    I think we cross posted again. check my last one

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