Drop-Down Nav menu error - HTML

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    Drop-Down Nav menu error - HTML

    Ok, i wanted to make a navigation menu for my site, but when i select one of my options and click go, i get an error. The host supports FP extensions so it should work.

    The site is http://www.nelie.org/steveprog

    //Added: http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/_derived/nortbots.htm

    thats the url in the address bar after i select any of my options, yet the html is clearly targeted to my sites not whatever that location is....

    Select a catagory and click go, you'll see the error. I didn't program it in HTML, rather the FP 2002 interface, but i am posting the HTML. Please help, i know its prolly something i didn't do lol.

    Code:
    <html>
    
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
    <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">
    <meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
    <title>Hello</title>
    </head>
    
    <body text="#FFFFFF" bgcolor="#000000" background="bg.gif">
    
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <p align="center">
    <img border="0" src="http://triplex.freewebsitehosting.com/banner.jpg" width="468" height="60"></p>
    <p align="center">
    &nbsp;</p>
    <p align="center"><IMG SRC="http://counter.digits.com/wc/-d/4/COSB" ALIGN=middle WIDTH=60 HEIGHT=20 BORDER=0 HSPACE=4 VSPACE=2&gt; </p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <form method="POST" action="--WEBBOT-SELF--" onSubmit="location.href='_derived/nortbots.htm';return false;" webbot-onSubmit>
      <!--webbot bot="SaveResults" u-file="_private/form_results.csv" s-format="TEXT/CSV" s-label-fields="TRUE" startspan --><input TYPE="hidden" NAME="VTI-GROUP" VALUE="0"><!--webbot bot="SaveResults" endspan i-checksum="43374" --><p align="center">
      <select size="1" name="Navigation">
      <option>Select Catagory:</option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog">Home</option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/goals.html">Goals
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/projects.html">Projects
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/downloads.html">Downloads
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/a.html">Acknowledgements
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/links.html">Links
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/contacts.com">Contact
      </option>
      </select><input type="submit" value="Go" name="B1"></p>
      <p align="center">
      &nbsp;</p>
    </form>
    <p align="center">&nbsp;</p>
    <p align="center"><i><b><font size="4" color="#00FFFF">News:</font></b></i></p>
    <p align="left">&nbsp;</p>
    <p align="left">&nbsp;</p>
    <p align="left"><u><i><b>October 2, 2002:</b></i></u></p>
    <p align="left">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm in the process of 
    adding sections, graphics, menus, content to,&nbsp; and just generally updating 
    the website. You may see the site one way now, and ten minutes from now it may 
    be totally different, this is not unusual for a website, but a lot of it will be 
    going on in the next week or so while I get things going. I am also in the 
    process of moving the site to a new server that handles FrontPage extensions, so 
    if you can't use the navigation menu above its because I'm still on Free 
    servers. After the move I will announce it and the menus will all be functional. 
    The URL will stay as <a href="http://www.steveprog.cjb.net">
    <font color="#FFFFFF">www.steveprog.cjb.net</font></a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b><i>
    -Steve</i></b></p>
    <p align="left">____________________________________</p>
    <p><u><i><b>October 1, 2002:</b></i></u></p>
    <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Caverns v 1.0 release 3 is on its way. I have implemented 
    a mapping system so you can't always go in the same directions. There will also 
    be a lot of code revamping going on to make it both more efficient and stable. 
    Keep your eye on the downloads section for Caverns v1r3!&nbsp;&nbsp; <b><i>&nbsp;-Steve</i></b></p>
    <p align="left">&nbsp;</p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <p align="center">
    <p align="center">&nbsp;<p align="center">&nbsp;<p align="center"><font size="4">Steven Billington is a supporter of Open 
    Source.</font></p>
    <p align="center"><font size="4">&nbsp; </font><font size="2">&nbsp;Please do 
    not email me requesting specific programs or games. For elaborations on my code, 
    explanations of my code, comments/suggestions, or anything pertaining to content 
    on this site, feel more then welcome to contact me. There are several ways to do 
    this, all of which are listed in the &quot;Contact&quot; section of this site.</font></p>
    <p align="center"><font size="1">All programs, code, and content of this sire, 
    with the exception of ideas, is the sole property of Steven Billington and may 
    not be altered without permission unless otherwise noted.</font></p>
    <font SIZE="1">
    <p align="center"> Steven Billington</p>
    </font>
    
    </body>
    
    </html>
    Last edited by RoD; 10-03-2002 at 03:15 PM.

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    a great site for this sort of thing is www.dynamicdrive.com I am no master of dhtml so I probably can't figure out your problem.
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    dhtml??

    >>page cannot be displayed.

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    I fixed the link. And Dynamic HTML is javascript+html the way I understand it.
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    my bad. You aren't using javascript! Just a regular combobox thing. Ok, let me look over this.
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    i'm a simple person hehe, thnx for looking at it.

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    I get an error on those pages when I just type them in the address bar. the drop down isn't broken but the pages are.
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    http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/downloads.html
    http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/index.html
    http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/a.html
    http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/contacts.html
    http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/links.html
    http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/projects.html
    http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/goals.html

    all work for me, i can type em manually n they work, but its like the combo box is aiming for that weird URL i mentioned rather then the ones i told it to.

    Edit://

    i think it has sumthing to do with this, cause this has that url (the end of it anyway)

    Code:
    <form method="POST" action="--WEBBOT-SELF--" onSubmit="location.href='_derived/nortbots.htm';return false;" webbot-onSubmit>
      <!--webbot bot="SaveResults" u-file="_private/form_results.csv" s-format="TEXT/CSV" s-label-fields="TRUE" startspan --><input TYPE="hidden" NAME="VTI-GROUP" VALUE="0"><!--webbot bot="SaveResults" endspan i-checksum="43374" --><p align="center">

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    ok, never mind what I just said. The thing that's broken is "_derived/nortbots.htm" which is supposed to redirect I assume. You could do this without redirecting through that page but I don't remember this stuff too well. a little bit of javascript on the button click to surf to the address in the "option" does it. But someone else is going to have to help now. sorry.
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    well fyb least we narrowed it down, i edited my post while u were posting your last haha, hopefully one of our html/java savvy buddies will tell us where i messed up.

    Thnx

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    Why use front page when you ca just do it yourself?

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    Why use front page when you ca just do it yourself?
    i can't lol.

    Well i COULD, fp is easier.

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    got it
    change your form to this


    <form name="form1" method="POST" action="--WEBBOT-SELF--" onSubmit="location.href='_derived/nortbots.htm';return false;" webbot-onSubmit>
    <!--webbot bot="SaveResults" u-file="_private/form_results.csv" s-format="TEXT/CSV" s-label-fields="TRUE" startspan --><input TYPE="hidden" NAME="VTI-GROUP" VALUE="0"><!--webbot bot="SaveResults" endspan i-checksum="43374" --><p align="center">
    <select size="1" name="Navigation">
    <option>Select Catagory:</option>
    <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog">Home</option>
    <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/goals.html">Goals
    </option>
    <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/projects.html">Projects
    </option>
    <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/downloads.html">Downloads
    </option>
    <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/a.html">Acknowledgements
    </option>
    <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/links.html">Links
    </option>
    <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/contacts.com">Contact
    </option>
    </select><input type="button" value="Go" name="B1" onclick="window.navigate(document.form1.Navigation .options[document.form1.Navigation.selectedIndex].value);"></p>
    <p align="center">
    </p>
    </form>
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    Thanks man, i guess FP's built in code is messed up : /

    I used the text compare'r thingy so i know what u did, i'm learning woot!

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    New problem, i made a second copy of this form and chnaged its name and values, the prob is the "jet boat" option targets the boat.html and goes to my index.html.....i messed sumthing up, its the second form i seperated for easy reading.

    Code:
    <form name="form1" method="POST" action="--WEBBOT-SELF--" onSubmit="location.href='_derived/nortbots.htm';return false;" webbot-onSubmit>
      <!--webbot bot="SaveResults" u-file="_private/form_results.csv" s-format="TEXT/CSV" s-label-fields="TRUE" startspan --><input TYPE="hidden" NAME="VTI-GROUP" VALUE="0"><!--webbot bot="SaveResults" endspan i-checksum="43374" --><p align="center">
      <select size="1" name="Navigation">
      <option>Select Catagory:</option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog">Home</option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/goals.html">Goals
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/projects.html">Projects
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/downloads.html">Downloads
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/a.html">Acknowledgements
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/links.html">Links
      </option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/contacts.html">Contact
      </option>
      </select> <input type="button" value="Go" name="B1" onclick="window.navigate(document.form1.Navigation.options[document.form1.Navigation.selectedIndex].value);"></p>
    </form>
    
    
    
    
    
    <form name="form2" method="POST" action="--WEBBOT-SELF--" onSubmit="location.href='_derived/nortbots.htm';return false;" webbot-onSubmit>
      <!--webbot bot="SaveResults" u-file="_private/form_results.csv" s-format="TEXT/CSV" s-label-fields="TRUE" startspan --><input TYPE="hidden" NAME="VTI-GROUP" VALUE="1"><!--webbot bot="SaveResults" endspan i-checksum="43406" --><p align="left">
      <select size="1" name="Navigation2">
      <option>Select Pictures</option>
      <option value="http://www.nelie.org/steveprog/boat.html">My Jet Boat</option>
      <option>More soon</option>
      </select> 
      <input type="button" value="Go" name="B2" onclick="window.navigate(document.form1.Navigation.options[document.form1.Navigation.selectedIndex].value);"></p>
    </form>

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