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!DOCTYPE and function refreshIt() not working together

Rolf Hicker
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Joined: Mar 13, 2006
Posts: 6
Hi,

I�m new, just as a warning to start with. We have one problem we can�t figure out.

If we have a !DOCTYPE at the start of the page - as it is supposed to be, our function is not working at all:

function refreshIt()

alert("alert"+form1.select.value);
window.location.href = form1.select.value + "-cat.htm";


as soon as we remove the !DOCTYPE everything works fine - is there any way around this problem? I really would like to have validated webpages.

Appreciate your comments
thanks
R
Christophe Verré
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there should not be any problem.
How did you write the doctype ?
(note that there is a forum called HTML/Javascript)


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Rolf Hicker
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Joined: Mar 13, 2006
Posts: 6
this is what we used:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>

+ metatags etc.
Christophe Verré
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Please read 4.8 Script and Style elements for XHTML:
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#h-4.8

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Bear Bibeault
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"wildnis",

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In particular, your display name must be a first and a last name separated by a space character, and must not be obviously fictitious.

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Bear Bibeault
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Also, this forum is for JSP questions, not javascript. Please take the time to post your question in the proper forum.

Moved to the HTML forum.
Rolf Hicker
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Joined: Mar 13, 2006
Posts: 6
sorry for using the wrong name - just didn�t take the time to read it all. Hope you still can help.
Rolf
Eric Pascarello
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A select element does not have a value property like that. You need to obtain the value with:

var sel = document.forms["form1"].select;
var val = sel.options[sel.selectedIndex].value;


Eric
Rolf Hicker
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Joined: Mar 13, 2006
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Dear Eric,

it fixed it!! Thank you very, very much!!

When ever you need a nature image for your website - please let me know I wll sponor one or 2.

thanks again!
 
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