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payal kapadia
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Joined: Feb 08, 2005
Posts: 10
Hi...

I have another problem. I have a form in which im using onChange function for a select box.
In the function im submitting the form by document.formname.submit();
The problem here is that the entire form is getting refreshed .
Is there a way that i can submit a form and still ensure that the previous values are not lost.

Please help me on this one.
Thanks in advance..
Payal
Vijay Sharma
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Joined: Feb 02, 2005
Posts: 32
Hi payal,
I think then u have to maintain a session for resolving ur problem.


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Session variables may not be necessary.

I am assuming that the form is re-displayed after the processing servlet has completed whatever it is it's doing? If so, the request parameters submitted by the form are still on the request as parameters and can be put "back into" the form using the form element's value attribute.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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