[LINK] RFI: Inserting Variables in HTML
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Dec 20 16:24:57 AEDT 2006
I want to add to the APF site a feature that leverages off Google
News, to enable a search for the latest news in the privacy arena.
Google's code is buried in all manner of clevernesses that I don't
want to get involved with.
My requirement is:
Use a form to capture $VARIABLE='KEYED-DATA'
Generate and send:
I can do a form fine.
But (as a dead-parrot programmer - 1967-82), I have two problems:
(1) I don't know how to reference in HTML a variable whose value is
are: $searchterm (what the requestor types in)
$searchrequest (the URL that's customised and sent to Google)
(because their syntax is such that each references the other).
Maybe I need one form to capture the text, and another, with hidden
variables only, to send the string to Google?
The two fragments I'm playing with are:
<form action="$searchrequest" method="get">
<table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" width="90%">
<input type="text" maxlength="800" name="searchterm" size="60" />
[I know this is a pretty dumb request; but The Link Institute is
both frighteningly competent and fairly tolerant of dumb questions.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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Visiting Professor in Info Science & Eng Australian National University
Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre Uni of NSW
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