Hello

I have a simple requirement, I have a list of URLs on a page, I want that when the user clicks on any one URL, then a text box on the same page is filled with some data. The data to be filled in is specific for each URL.

Regards
Arvind

Try this code:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Type" content="text/javascript">
<title>Populating text field</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
function textFill(ref, data) {
var ua = (document.all) ? document.all[ref] : document.layers[ref];
   try { 
      if ( ua ) {
         ua.value = data; }
      else if ( !ua ) {
         myForm.ref.value = data; }
      else { document.getElementById(ref).value = data; } } catch(e) { alert("There is a problem on this code!"); } }
//-->
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div>
<form id="myForm" action="#" onsubmit="return false;">
<div>
<label>Field 1:</label><input type="text" id="txt1" name="txt1" value="" size="30" maxlength="30"><br>
<label>Field 2:</label><input type="text" id="txt2" name="txt2" value="" size="30" maxlength="30">
</div>
<p><a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="textFill('txt1','This data goes to field 1');">Populate field 1</a><br>
<a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="textFill('txt2','This data goes to field 2');">Populate field 2</a></p>
</form>
</div>
</body>
</html>

i think you want something like this :

htmlpage.htm :

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
    <title></title>
</head>
<body>

 <input type="text" id="someID" />
 <br />
 <a href="#" onclick="document.getElementById('someID').value='link1';">link1</a><br />
  <a href="#" onclick="document.getElementById('someID').value='link2';">link2</a>

</body>
</html>
commented: correct and concise answer to the problem +1

Thanks Serkan,

You have provided just what I was looking for

Regards
Arvind

What if I wanted to fill in the current date when that link was clicked? How would that code look?