I am creating a basic form that posts data to a mySQL database. One of my tables, called "sites", contains the following information: site_name, site_id. I have created a dynamic dropdown menu of the sites (so the dropdown menu references the table "sites" to display all site names in a dropdown list). Based on the site_name selection, I would like the site_id to automatically populate the next text box in my form. **Here's the catch. I do not want to use any java or ajax. ** Please excuse the messy code, I deleted a lot of the private information. Thank you for your help in advance.


<form action="mait.php" method="post">

Site Name:  

        mysql_connect("localhost", "root", "") or die(mysql_error());
        mysql_select_db("database1") or die(mysql_error());

        $sql = "SELECT site_name FROM sites ORDER BY site_name";

        echo "<SELECT name='mait_site'>";

        $result = mysql_query($sql);

        while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {

        echo '<option value="'.$row["site_name"].'">'

        echo "</SELECT>";

Site ID:
    <<<<<neeed this field automatically populated based on Site Name selection>>>>>


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If you don't want to use ajax then as you select an option and then form submit it will have to go to another page or something like that.

I would say opting to NOT use jquery is a daft idea as every browser should have it enabled and it is dead simple vis a vis:


Thanks for the response. As long as jquery is a universal function, I will give it a shot. I see that your example is simply pulling the fill in options from the code. Does jquery have the ability to grab that supplemental information from a MySQL table?

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