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I'm a newbie to Javascript and from what I've read I assume there is a much better way to my approach, but here it goes.

I have a form with onclick such that when a clear image is clicked on in a table cell, the background pic of the cell changes (showing that it has been selected, or unselected if clicked again). That all works, now I want to define some variable so that when the form's Submit button is pressed, a form variable is passed showing whether or not the user selected that option.

The functional javascript I found on the internet:

var curPic1 = 0;
window.onload=function() {
    document.getElementById('clear-kayangan').onclick=function() {
        curPic1 = (curPic1 == 0)? 1 : 0;
        document.getElementById('td_kayangan').style.backgroundImage = (curPic1 == 1)? 'url("pics/map-kayangan-lake-selected.png")' : 'url("pics/map-kayangan-lake.png")';

My plan was to write an IF statement stating if curPic1 == 1 (the background image chosen shows that the user has selected), I would create a Global variable which I could then pass on to php in the form:

$spot1 = "<script>document.write(spot1);</script>";
if ($spot1 == 1) echo "<input name='spot1' type='hidden' value='1' />";

For testing purposes I tried:

if ($spot1=="1") echo "This really works<br>";

and it works if I use If $spot1==0, whereby at the top of my javascript function I tried the following:

var spot1=0;

and within the javascript function itself I tried:

spot1 = 1;
window.spot1 = 1;

I haven't yet tried the IF statement because I'm just trying to test things if they work. I read that I was supposed to be able to establish a Global variable from within a function. I added the various options above one at a time. It works with spot=0, so I assume the problem is that it is not being set as a Global variable within the function? Or perhaps there is a better approach to all this?

On Submit the hidden form variables will eventually be passed to another page and used there.

What I have tried:

Spent hours trying to learn from other examples but I guess I'm just too new at javascipt. Read some tutorials as well. Thank you for your help.
Updated 31-Jul-17 1:15am
SrikantSahu 29-Jul-17 3:45am    
I dont think, you will be able to post a javascript variable to PHP , unless you put the varaiable value in some input or some other html controls. You can also do an ajax call where you can pass the variable as a json Key-pair value.

1 solution

Since it's a form, create an input with attribute 'hidden'. Set it's value, via DOM (document.getElementById('hidden_input_id').value='something') as the target of your onclick() event.

Take advantage of caching information via the 'hidden' input - it's really useful.
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