HTML and CSS Reference
The onClick event handler is used most often in forms. The click event occurs when a
button in a form, such as a radio or checkbox, is pressed. It also happens when an option
is selected in a Select menu. In Chapter 11, we used many examples of the onClick event
handler. Here are a few more.
<title>Event Handling and Forms</title>
<input type="button" value="Morning"
onClick="greetme('Good morning. This is your wakeup
<input type="button" value="Noon"
onClick="greetme('Let\'s do lunch.')" />
<input type="button" value="Night"
onClick="greetme('Have a pleasant evening.\nSweet
dreams...')" / >
A simple function called greetme() is defined. It will be called each time the user
clicks one of three buttons and will send an alert message to the screen.
The HTML form starts here.
The input type for this form is three buttons, respectively labeled “Morning” ,
“Noon” , and “Night” . See Figure 13.16.
When the user clicks a button, the onClick event is fired up, and the greetme()
function is called with a string. See Figure 13.17. Watch the quotes in the string.
Because the outside quotes are double quotes, the inner quotes are single. And if
the outer set of quotes had been single quotes, the inner set would be double. It's
very easy to ruin a program just because the quoting is off, as you well know by
now if you've gone this far in the book.