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Hidden fields in Javascript

Veni Velkoor
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
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Is there a way to pass Hidden fields from page to page in a JSP/HTML page and access them using Javascript...in other words if I pass "amount =A" from page 1 to page 2 then how can I access the value of "amount" on Page 2 using Javascript...? Is there a way to do this?
Manish Hatwalne
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Joined: Sep 22, 2001
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Two ways of doing this using client side javascript.
You can either use cookies to store information across pages, or use a querystring such as page2.html?amount=1020 to pass the info. and retrieve it on page 2 using javascript. See if following articles are of any help.
1) Cookies - http://www.technofundo.com/tech/js/jscookies.html
2) Querystring variables - http://www.technofundo.com/tech/js/JSGoodies.html
- Manish
Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
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If the original page is a form that is being submitted you can also use the input tag hidden type to pass variables. they'll get passed in whatever way you set the form to be submitted - get or post. Then they are accessed the same as all of the other form elements from the form.
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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