multi-step script

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Subject: multi-step script
Posted by:  Andrew V. Romero (rrstudi…
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003

First off, I am mostly familier with PHP but am trying to make a
multi-step javascript program.  For an example, I would like to run
different sections of the script depending on how many times the user
presses the submit button:

<form method="post" name="step1" action="test.html">

<script language="JavaScript">

var position
if (! position)
    document.write("<input type = \"hidden\" name = \"position\" value =

if (position=1)
    document.write("<input type = \"hidden\" name = \"position\" value =


<div align=right><br><input TYPE = "submit" Value = "  Next

I keep running into problems...for example, javascript doesn't have an
isset command that I know of, so I can't just use hidden elements to
determine what part of the script to run.  I tried using form method get
to use variables in the location to determine which parts run, but I am
not sure how to pull the variables out of the location bar using
javascript.  I think I am trying to make this more complex than it
is...what is the best way to go about this?