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  1. #1
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    Drop Down Menu

    I have a drop down menu that I can't get to open in a new window. I have set the target to blank with no luck. Here is my code:

    <form name="TopicCompass" target="_blank" class="">
    <div>
    <div align="center"><span class="style31">Retail Compass</span> <br>
    <select name="menu" onChange="location=document.TopicCompass.menu.options[document.TopicCompass.menu.selectedIndex].value;" value="GO">
    <option>Select a Plan</option>
    <option value="http://..Teller_Plan.pdf">Teller</option>
    <option value="http://..FSR_Plan.pdf">FSR</option>
    <option value="http://..PB_Plan.pdf">Personal Banker</option>
    </select>
    </div>
    </div></form>


    Any help would be much appreciated!

  2. #2
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    It appears you are misundertanding what a <form> is used for.

    A form is used to collect user inputed data and then send it to a server side script for processing after the submit button was clicked by the user.

    If you want to open the select menu in a new window, I would put the <div> containing the <select> in a separate html file and then use window.open() in the first html file to open the second html file containing your menu.

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    Try window.open(document.TopicCompass.menu.options[document.TopicCompass.menu.selectedIndex].value)

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