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<center> <form method="POST" action="<?php echo "issue.php?view_issue=$issue"; ?>">
<span lang="en-gb">Issue Number:
  <select size="1" name="issue">
  <option selected>1</option>
</span><br><span lang="en-gb">username: </span><input type="text" size="25" maxlength="256" name="naname">  <span lang="en-gb">Pass: </span><input type="password" size="25" maxlength="256" name="password"><input type="submit" value="Submit"> </a></form></center>

what i need to happen is  i want the link to change to 1 when i select 1 an 2 when i select 2 etc but i dont know how to do it :(

any help is appreciated

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you want [i]what[/i] link to change to 1/2 ? the only link i see in that script is an image link that has no apparent numbering system...

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sorry i meant action what it has

<form method="POST" action="<?php echo "issue.php?view_issue=$issue"; ?>">

i want the end to change to whatever i select using the drop down box

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so let me get this straight: you want issue.php?view_issue=$issue to change to view_issue=1 when the user selects 1 and view_issue=2 if the user select 2, so that when the user clicks submit, it submits based on that? you cannot do that with php. you would have to do that with javascript.

altough i would have to ask you why you wish to do this? just base your process script on the drop down variable itself, just like you'd want it to do with the action url anyways.  example:

if($_POST['issue'] == '1') { //do whatever }

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You can acheive this with JavaScript.

<script language='JavaScript' type='Text/javascript'>

var currentAction = 0
var action = new Array()
action[0] = 'issue.php?view_issue=1'
action[1] = 'issue.php?view_issue=2'

function flipAction() {
  currentAction = 1 - currentAction
  document.getElementById("actions".innerHTML = action[currentAction]


<div id="actions">issue.php?view_issue=1</div>[/code]

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well the problem with the javascript solution is that if the user has javascript disabled his code will not function.

and also, even if he [i]were[/i] to use javascript, and it [i]did[/i] work, he'd still have to retrieve the value with $_GET, which if you think about it, is kind of pointless. I mean, why try to pass the value through another method if it is going to be posted anyways. 

and on top of that, using that js method that passes the value through the url, i could easily type in issue.php?view_issue=whateveriwantthistobe so he would have to do even more security checks on top of everything else.

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