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Soft Music
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Hi,
I have a text field, I would like to use onChange event handler for this text field to call a link to update the same page. so when my user begins typing the this text field, I can update this page dynamically? Can I do that?
Thanks very much,
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This is a DHTML question more than anything else. What you don't want to do is to get the server involved -- imagine refreshing the page every time the user hits a key. Not appealing!
So you need to handle something like this entirely on the front end using JavaScript and DHTML. Depending on what browsers you need to support, this could get messy very quickly. I'd suggest posting this in the HTML and JavaScript forum.
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