[work] [thelist] more loops... this time, javasctipt

Hershel Robinson hershelr at netvision.net.il
Tue Aug 23 12:55:44 CDT 2005

> My question is, there's gotta be a better way, than to copy this over 27 
> more times for each of the remaining questions, changing q1 to q2, q3, 
> and so on up to q28.

Yes, sounds like a job for computerization. :)

> Basically, what i need to do is wrap the for loop in another loop, which 
> counts from 0 to 27 (or 1 to 28), incrementing the question variable.

The precise syntax you can figure out, but you have two options I 
believe. One is to use something like:


to access the ith q question where i is your loop variable. Another 
option is to use something like:


which would probably be more efficient and wouldn't have the pitfalls of 
ids not matching names. I myself would recommend this method.

> If I remember correctly, I need to use the eval() function to evaluate 
> 'q'+x before i use it as a field label.

That would work, but I wouldn't recommend it. Using eval() for such a 
purpose is far from good programming practice.


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