JavaScript for E-Commerce

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Framework - product.html

The product.html file includes a drop down list where the user can select the desired product type.




function selectProduct() {
    var e = document.productForm.selProduct;
    parent.categoryFrame.location = e.options[e.selectedIndex].value;
    parent.itemFrame.location = "item-initial";



<form name="productForm">

<font size="-1">Product:<br></font>

<select name="selProduct" onChange="selectProduct();">
    <option value="cat-cd.html">CDs</option>
    <option value="cat-record.html">Records</option>
    <option value="cat-tape.html">Tapes</option>





The drop down list defined here has three options labelled "CDs", "Records" and "Tapes".

When the user selects a new product type, the function selectProduct is called. This function loads the HTML file specified by the value of the selected option into the category frame. The item-initial.html file is then loaded into the item frame.

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