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Trouble validating state country form input.
horseatingweeds




msg:3409040
 11:48 pm on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

This seems strait forward, but I'm having problems. I'm just checking the inputs according to countries that would require a state to be designated. The trouble might be in my misunderstanding of the JavaScript that populates the input (i didn't write it). But I've tested the inputs for what they return though, and it seems like my php should work.

Here is the input:

<fieldset>
<legend><span>*</span> Location</legend>
<select id='countrySelect' name='country' onchange='populateState()'></select>
<select id='stateSelect' name='state'></select>
<script type="text/javascript">initCountry('US'); </script>
</fieldset>

Here is my chunk of the validation function:

$country = $_POST['country'];
$state = $_POST['state'];
if ($country == ('CA' ¦¦ 'US' ¦¦ 'AU' ¦¦ 'BR' ¦¦ 'NL' ¦¦ 'UK' ¦¦ 'EI'))
{
if ($country == ('NL' ¦¦ 'US' ¦¦ 'UK'))
{
$response = 'Plesae enter a state for your location in the ' . $country;
}
else
{
$response = 'Plesae enter a state for your location in ' . $country;
}
}

The problem is that regardless of which country is selected, the else response is returned.

An here is the JavaScript file that populates the input. It's a little long but mostly from the state and country variables:

// If you have PHP you can set the post values like this
//var postState = '<?= $_POST["state"]?>';
//var postCountry = '<?= $_POST["country"]?>';
var postState = '';
var postCountry = '';

// State table
//
// To edit the list, just delete a line or add a line. Order is important.
// The order displayed here is the order it appears on the drop down.
//
var state = '\
US:AK:Alaska¦\
US:AL:Alabama¦\
US:AR:Arkansas¦\
US:AS:American Samoa¦\
US:AZ:Arizona¦\
US:CA:California¦\
US:CO:Colorado¦\
US:CT:Connecticut¦\
US:DC:D.C.¦\
US:DE:Delaware¦\
US:FL:Florida¦\
US:FM:Micronesia¦\
US:GA:Georgia¦\
US:GU:Guam¦\
US:HI:Hawaii¦\
US:IA:Iowa¦\
US:ID:Idaho¦\
US:IL:Illinois¦\
US:IN:Indiana¦\
US:KS:Kansas¦\
US:KY:Kentucky¦\
US:LA:Louisiana¦\
US:MA:Massachusetts¦\
US:MD:Maryland¦\
US:ME:Maine¦\
US:MH:Marshall Islands¦\
US:MI:Michigan¦\
US:MN:Minnesota¦\
US:MO:Missouri¦\
US:MP:Marianas¦\
US:MS:Mississippi¦\
US:MT:Montana¦\
US:NC:North Carolina¦\
US:ND:North Dakota¦\
US:NE:Nebraska¦\
US:NH:New Hampshire¦\
US:NJ:New Jersey¦\
US:NM:New Mexico¦\
US:NV:Nevada¦\
US:NY:New York¦\
US:OH:Ohio¦\
US:OK:Oklahoma¦\
US:OR:Oregon¦\
US:PA:Pennsylvania¦\
US:PR:Puerto Rico¦\
US:PW:Palau¦\
US:RI:Rhode Island¦\
US:SC:South Carolina¦\
US:SD:South Dakota¦\
US:TN:Tennessee¦\
US:TX:Texas¦\
US:UT:Utah¦\
US:VA:Virginia¦\
US:VI:Virgin Islands¦\
US:VT:Vermont¦\
US:WA:Washington¦\
US:WI:Wisconsin¦\
US:WV:West Virginia¦\
US:WY:Wyoming¦\
US:AA:Military Americas¦\
US:AE:Military Europe/ME/Canada¦\
US:AP:Military Pacific¦\
CA:AB:Alberta¦\
CA:MB:Manitoba¦\
CA:AB:Alberta¦\
CA:BC:British Columbia¦\
CA:MB:Manitoba¦\
CA:NB:New Brunswick¦\
CA:NL:Newfoundland and Labrador¦\
CA:NS:Nova Scotia¦\
CA:NT:Northwest Territories¦\
CA:NU:Nunavut¦\
CA:ON:Ontario¦\
CA:PE:Prince Edward Island¦\
CA:QC:Quebec¦\
CA:SK:Saskatchewan¦\
CA:YT:Yukon Territory¦\
AU:AAT:Australian Antarctic Territory¦\
AU:ACT:Australian Capital Territory¦\
AU:NT:Northern Territory¦\
AU:NSW:New South Wales¦\
AU:QLD:Queensland¦\
AU:SA:South Australia¦\
AU:TAS:Tasmania¦\
AU:VIC:Victoria¦\
AU:WA:Western Australia¦\
BR:AC:Acre¦\
BR:AL:Alagoas¦\
BR:AM:Amazonas¦\
BR:AP:Amapa¦\
BR:BA:Baia¦\
BR:CE:Ceara¦\
BR:DF:Distrito Federal¦\
BR:ES:Espirito Santo¦\
BR:FN:Fernando de Noronha¦\
BR:GO:Goias¦\
BR:MA:Maranhao¦\
BR:MG:Minas Gerais¦\
BR:MS:Mato Grosso do Sul¦\
BR:MT:Mato Grosso¦\
BR:PA:Para¦\
BR:PB:Paraiba¦\
BR:PE:Pernambuco¦\
BR:PI:Piaui¦\
BR:PR:Parana¦\
BR:RJ:Rio de Janeiro¦\
BR:RN:Rio Grande do Norte¦\
BR:RO:Rondonia¦\
BR:RR:Roraima¦\
BR:RS:Rio Grande do Sul¦\
BR:SC:Santa Catarina¦\
BR:SE:Sergipe¦\
BR:SP:Sao Paulo¦\
BR:TO:Tocatins¦\
NL:DR:Drente¦\
NL:FL:Flevoland¦\
NL:FR:Friesland¦\
NL:GL:Gelderland¦\
NL:GR:Groningen¦\
NL:LB:Limburg¦\
NL:NB:Noord Brabant¦\
NL:NH:Noord Holland¦\
NL:OV:Overijssel¦\
NL:UT:Utrecht¦\
NL:ZH:Zuid Holland¦\
NL:ZL:Zeeland¦\
UK:AVON:Avon¦\
UK:BEDS:Bedfordshire¦\
UK:BERKS:Berkshire¦\
UK:BUCKS:Buckinghamshire¦\
UK:CAMBS:Cambridgeshire¦\
UK:CHESH:Cheshire¦\
UK:CLEVE:Cleveland¦\
UK:CORN:Cornwall¦\
UK:CUMB:Cumbria¦\
UK:DERBY:Derbyshire¦\
UK:DEVON:Devon¦\
UK:DORSET:Dorset¦\
UK:DURHAM:Durham¦\
UK:ESSEX:Essex¦\
UK:GLOUS:Gloucestershire¦\
UK:GLONDON:Greater London¦\
UK:GMANCH:Greater Manchester¦\
UK:HANTS:Hampshire¦\
UK:HERWOR:Hereford & Worcestershire¦\
UK:HERTS:Hertfordshire¦\
UK:HUMBER:Humberside¦\
UK:IOM:Isle of Man¦\
UK:IOW:Isle of Wight¦\
UK:KENT:Kent¦\
UK:LANCS:Lancashire¦\
UK:LEICS:Leicestershire¦\
UK:LINCS:Lincolnshire¦\
UK:MERSEY:Merseyside¦\
UK:NORF:Norfolk¦\
UK:NHANTS:Northamptonshire¦\
UK:NTHUMB:Northumberland¦\
UK:NOTTS:Nottinghamshire¦\
UK:OXON:Oxfordshire¦\
UK:SHROPS:Shropshire¦\
UK:SOM:Somerset¦\
UK:STAFFS:Staffordshire¦\
UK:SUFF:Suffolk¦\
UK:SURREY:Surrey¦\
UK:SUSS:Sussex¦\
UK:WARKS:Warwickshire¦\
UK:WMID:West Midlands¦\
UK:WILTS:Wiltshire¦\
UK:YORK:Yorkshire¦\
EI:CO ANTRIM:County Antrim¦\
EI:CO ARMAGH:County Armagh¦\
EI:CO DOWN:County Down¦\
EI:CO FERMANAGH:County Fermanagh¦\
EI:CO DERRY:County Londonderry¦\
EI:CO TYRONE:County Tyrone¦\
EI:CO CAVAN:County Cavan¦\
EI:CO DONEGAL:County Donegal¦\
EI:CO MONAGHAN:County Monaghan¦\
EI:CO DUBLIN:County Dublin¦\
EI:CO CARLOW:County Carlow¦\
EI:CO KILDARE:County Kildare¦\
EI:CO KILKENNY:County Kilkenny¦\
EI:CO LAOIS:County Laois¦\
EI:CO LONGFORD:County Longford¦\
EI:CO LOUTH:County Louth¦\
EI:CO MEATH:County Meath¦\
EI:CO OFFALY:County Offaly¦\
EI:CO WESTMEATH:County Westmeath¦\
EI:CO WEXFORD:County Wexford¦\
EI:CO WICKLOW:County Wicklow¦\
EI:CO GALWAY:County Galway¦\
EI:CO MAYO:County Mayo¦\
EI:CO LEITRIM:County Leitrim¦\
EI:CO ROSCOMMON:County Roscommon¦\
EI:CO SLIGO:County Sligo¦\
EI:CO CLARE:County Clare¦\
EI:CO CORK:County Cork¦\
EI:CO KERRY:County Kerry¦\
EI:CO LIMERICK:County Limerick¦\
EI:CO TIPPERARY:County Tipperary¦\
EI:CO WATERFORD:County Waterford¦\
';

// Country data table
//
// To edit the list, just delete a line or add a line. Order is important.
// The order displayed here is the order it appears on the drop down.
//
var country = '\
AF:Afghanistan¦\
AL:Albania¦\
DZ:Algeria¦\
AS:American Samoa¦\
AD:Andorra¦\
AO:Angola¦\
AI:Anguilla¦\
AQ:Antarctica¦\
AG:Antigua and Barbuda¦\
AR:Argentina¦\
AM:Armenia¦\
AW:Aruba¦\
AU:Australia¦\
AT:Austria¦\
AZ:Azerbaijan¦\
AP:Azores¦\
BS:Bahamas¦\
BH:Bahrain¦\
BD:Bangladesh¦\
BB:Barbados¦\
BY:Belarus¦\
BE:Belgium¦\
BZ:Belize¦\
BJ:Benin¦\
BM:Bermuda¦\
BT:Bhutan¦\
BO:Bolivia¦\
BA:Bosnia And Herzegowina¦\
XB:Bosnia-Herzegovina¦\
BW:Botswana¦\
BV:Bouvet Island¦\
BR:Brazil¦\
IO:British Indian Ocean Territory¦\
VG:British Virgin Islands¦\
BN:Brunei Darussalam¦\
BG:Bulgaria¦\
BF:Burkina Faso¦\
BI:Burundi¦\
KH:Cambodia¦\
CM:Cameroon¦\
CA:Canada¦\
CV:Cape Verde¦\
KY:Cayman Islands¦\
CF:Central African Republic¦\
TD:Chad¦\
CL:Chile¦\
CN:China¦\
CX:Christmas Island¦\
CC:Cocos (Keeling) Islands¦\
CO:Colombia¦\
KM:Comoros¦\
CG:Congo¦\
CD:Congo, The Democratic Republic O¦\
CK:Cook Islands¦\
XE:Corsica¦\
CR:Costa Rica¦\
CI:Cote d` Ivoire (Ivory Coast)¦\
HR:Croatia¦\
CU:Cuba¦\
CY:Cyprus¦\
CZ:Czech Republic¦\
DK:Denmark¦\
DJ:Djibouti¦\
DM:Dominica¦\
DO:Dominican Republic¦\
TP:East Timor¦\
EC:Ecuador¦\
EG:Egypt¦\
SV:El Salvador¦\
GQ:Equatorial Guinea¦\
ER:Eritrea¦\
EE:Estonia¦\
ET:Ethiopia¦\
FK:Falkland Islands (Malvinas)¦\
FO:Faroe Islands¦\
FJ:Fiji¦\
FI:Finland¦\
FR:France (Includes Monaco)¦\
FX:France, Metropolitan¦\
GF:French Guiana¦\
PF:French Polynesia¦\
TA:French Polynesia (Tahiti)¦\
TF:French Southern Territories¦\
GA:Gabon¦\
GM:Gambia¦\
GE:Georgia¦\
DE:Germany¦\
GH:Ghana¦\
GI:Gibraltar¦\
GR:Greece¦\
GL:Greenland¦\
GD:Grenada¦\
GP:Guadeloupe¦\
GU:Guam¦\
GT:Guatemala¦\
GN:Guinea¦\
GW:Guinea-Bissau¦\
GY:Guyana¦\
HT:Haiti¦\
HM:Heard And Mc Donald Islands¦\
VA:Holy See (Vatican City State)¦\
HN:Honduras¦\
HK:Hong Kong¦\
HU:Hungary¦\
IS:Iceland¦\
IN:India¦\
ID:Indonesia¦\
IR:Iran¦\
IQ:Iraq¦\
IE:Ireland¦\
EI:Ireland (Eire)¦\
IL:Israel¦\
IT:Italy¦\
JM:Jamaica¦\
JP:Japan¦\
JO:Jordan¦\
KZ:Kazakhstan¦\
KE:Kenya¦\
KI:Kiribati¦\
KP:Korea, Democratic People\'S Repub¦\
KW:Kuwait¦\
KG:Kyrgyzstan¦\
LA:Laos¦\
LV:Latvia¦\
LB:Lebanon¦\
LS:Lesotho¦\
LR:Liberia¦\
LY:Libya¦\
LI:Liechtenstein¦\
LT:Lithuania¦\
LU:Luxembourg¦\
MO:Macao¦\
MK:Macedonia¦\
MG:Madagascar¦\
ME:Madeira Islands¦\
MW:Malawi¦\
MY:Malaysia¦\
MV:Maldives¦\
ML:Mali¦\
MT:Malta¦\
MH:Marshall Islands¦\
MQ:Martinique¦\
MR:Mauritania¦\
MU:Mauritius¦\
YT:Mayotte¦\
MX:Mexico¦\
FM:Micronesia, Federated States Of¦\
MD:Moldova, Republic Of¦\
MC:Monaco¦\
MN:Mongolia¦\
MS:Montserrat¦\
MA:Morocco¦\
MZ:Mozambique¦\
MM:Myanmar (Burma)¦\
NA:Namibia¦\
NR:Nauru¦\
NP:Nepal¦\
NL:Netherlands¦\
AN:Netherlands Antilles¦\
NC:New Caledonia¦\
NZ:New Zealand¦\
NI:Nicaragua¦\
NE:Niger¦\
NG:Nigeria¦\
NU:Niue¦\
NF:Norfolk Island¦\
MP:Northern Mariana Islands¦\
NO:Norway¦\
OM:Oman¦\
PK:Pakistan¦\
PW:Palau¦\
PS:Palestinian Territory, Occupied¦\
PA:Panama¦\
PG:Papua New Guinea¦\
PY:Paraguay¦\
PE:Peru¦\
PH:Philippines¦\
PN:Pitcairn¦\
PL:Poland¦\
PT:Portugal¦\
PR:Puerto Rico¦\
QA:Qatar¦\
RE:Reunion¦\
RO:Romania¦\
RU:Russian Federation¦\
RW:Rwanda¦\
KN:Saint Kitts And Nevis¦\
SM:San Marino¦\
ST:Sao Tome and Principe¦\
SA:Saudi Arabia¦\
SN:Senegal¦\
XS:Serbia-Montenegro¦\
SC:Seychelles¦\
SL:Sierra Leone¦\
SG:Singapore¦\
SK:Slovak Republic¦\
SI:Slovenia¦\
SB:Solomon Islands¦\
SO:Somalia¦\
ZA:South Africa¦\
GS:South Georgia And The South Sand¦\
KR:South Korea¦\
ES:Spain¦\
LK:Sri Lanka¦\
NV:St. Christopher and Nevis¦\
SH:St. Helena¦\
LC:St. Lucia¦\
PM:St. Pierre and Miquelon¦\
VC:St. Vincent and the Grenadines¦\
SD:Sudan¦\
SR:Suriname¦\
SJ:Svalbard And Jan Mayen Islands¦\
SZ:Swaziland¦\
SE:Sweden¦\
CH:Switzerland¦\
SY:Syrian Arab Republic¦\
TW:Taiwan¦\
TJ:Tajikistan¦\
TZ:Tanzania¦\
TH:Thailand¦\
TG:Togo¦\
TK:Tokelau¦\
TO:Tonga¦\
TT:Trinidad and Tobago¦\
XU:Tristan da Cunha¦\
TN:Tunisia¦\
TR:Turkey¦\
TM:Turkmenistan¦\
TC:Turks and Caicos Islands¦\
TV:Tuvalu¦\
UG:Uganda¦\
UA:Ukraine¦\
AE:United Arab Emirates¦\
UK:United Kingdom¦\
GB:Great Britain¦\
US:United States¦\
UM:United States Minor Outlying Isl¦\
UY:Uruguay¦\
UZ:Uzbekistan¦\
VU:Vanuatu¦\
XV:Vatican City¦\
VE:Venezuela¦\
VN:Vietnam¦\
VI:Virgin Islands (U.S.)¦\
WF:Wallis and Furuna Islands¦\
EH:Western Sahara¦\
WS:Western Samoa¦\
YE:Yemen¦\
YU:Yugoslavia¦\
ZR:Zaire¦\
ZM:Zambia¦\
ZW:Zimbabwe¦\
';

function TrimString(sInString) {
if ( sInString ) {
sInString = sInString.replace( /^\s+/g, "" );// strip leading
return sInString.replace( /\s+$/g, "" );// strip trailing
}
}

// Populates the country selected with the counties from the country list
function populateCountry(defaultCountry) {
if ( postCountry!= '' ) {
defaultCountry = postCountry;
}
var countryLineArray = country.split('¦'); // Split into lines
var selObj = document.getElementById('countrySelect');
selObj.options[0] = new Option('Select Country','');
selObj.selectedIndex = 0;
for (var loop = 0; loop < countryLineArray.length; loop++) {
lineArray = countryLineArray[loop].split(':');
countryCode = TrimString(lineArray[0]);
countryName = TrimString(lineArray[1]);
if ( countryCode!= '' ) {
selObj.options[loop + 1] = new Option(countryName, countryCode);
}
if ( defaultCountry == countryCode ) {
selObj.selectedIndex = loop + 1;
}
}
}

function populateState() {
var selObj = document.getElementById('stateSelect');
var foundState = false;
// Empty options just in case new drop down is shorter
if ( selObj.type == 'select-one' ) {
for (var i = 0; i < selObj.options.length; i++) {
selObj.options[i] = null;
}
selObj.options.length=null;
selObj.options[0] = new Option('Select State','');
selObj.selectedIndex = 0;
}
// Populate the drop down with states from the selected country
var stateLineArray = state.split("¦"); // Split into lines
var optionCntr = 1;
for (var loop = 0; loop < stateLineArray.length; loop++) {
lineArray = stateLineArray[loop].split(":");
countryCode = TrimString(lineArray[0]);
stateCode = TrimString(lineArray[1]);
stateName = TrimString(lineArray[2]);
if (document.getElementById('countrySelect').value == countryCode && countryCode!= '' ) {
// If it's a input element, change it to a select
if ( selObj.type == 'text' ) {
parentObj = document.getElementById('stateSelect').parentNode;
parentObj.removeChild(selObj);
var inputSel = document.createElement("SELECT");
inputSel.setAttribute("name","state");
inputSel.setAttribute("id","stateSelect");
parentObj.appendChild(inputSel) ;
selObj = document.getElementById('stateSelect');
selObj.options[0] = new Option('Select State','');
selObj.selectedIndex = 0;
}
if ( stateCode!= '' ) {
selObj.options[optionCntr] = new Option(stateName, stateCode);
}
// See if it's selected from a previous post
if ( stateCode == postState && countryCode == postCountry ) {
selObj.selectedIndex = optionCntr;
}
foundState = true;
optionCntr++
}
}
// If the country has no states, change the select to a text box
if (! foundState ) {
parentObj = document.getElementById('stateSelect').parentNode;
parentObj.removeChild(selObj);
// Create the Input Field
var inputEl = document.createElement("INPUT");
inputEl.setAttribute("id", "stateSelect");
inputEl.setAttribute("type", "text");
inputEl.setAttribute("name", "state");
inputEl.setAttribute("size", 20);
inputEl.setAttribute("value", postState);
parentObj.appendChild(inputEl) ;
}
}

function initCountry(country) {
populateCountry(country);
populateState();
}

 

RonPK




msg:3409828
 7:01 pm on Jul 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Have you tried to echo $_POST['country'] and see whether it matches your expectations?

By the way, I live in NL and can assure you that there are no states over here. The entities you list are provinces, an administrative division that is completely irrelevant when compared to for example US states.

Habtom




msg:3410171
 6:08 am on Aug 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

$country = $_POST['country'];

Does that input the complete country name or the short form of it, there might be a difference there.

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