[thelist] newbie help -- javascript return function value

Marc Cantwell marc.cantwell at chinookmaterials.com
Mon Jan 5 02:33:05 CST 2009

I have a javascript function that creates a uniquely formatted  
timestamp.  I would like to load the value into a form text box either  
on page load, or on click.  Here is what I have so far, I have it set  
to onclick, but when i set the parameter to the onclick to be for the  
function, I don't get the value of the function, it runs the function  
as a reference and opens up a new window with the value.  Any help  
would be great!

<script type="text/javascript">
function rfino ()
var currentTime = new Date()
var month = currentTime.getMonth() + 1
var day = currentTime.getDate()
var year = currentTime.getFullYear()
var hours = currentTime.getHours()
var minutes = currentTime.getMinutes()
var seconds = currentTime.getSeconds()
var milliseconds = currentTime.getMilliseconds()

document.write("RFI-" + month + day + year + hours + minutes + seconds  
+ milliseconds)

Form Field (don't mind the code its an embed google spreadsheet form)
<div class="errorbox-good">
<div class="ss-form-entry"><label for="entry_22" class="ss-q- 
title">RFI # :
<span class="ss-required-asterisk">*</span></label>
<label for="entry_22" class="ss-q-help"></label>
<input type="text" name="entry.22.single" value="" class="ss-q-short"  
id="entry_22" onclick="this.value=rfino;" />

Marc Cantwell

Chinook Materials Inc
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Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-9626

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