You can redirect using an html select without having to place it in a form, or have the user press a button. The user only needs to change the value.
Check out the following code that you can copy and paste into an html file and take for a test drive:
<html> <head> <title>Drop Down List Redirect</title> </head> <body> <select onchange="top.location.href = 'http://www.google.com/search?q=' + this.options[ this.selectedIndex ].value" > <option value="">None</option> <option value="cute+dogs">Cute Dogs</option> <option value="lasers+beams">Laser Beams</option> <option value="kitty+cat">Kitty Cat</option> </select> </body> </html>
// 'this' points to the select object after change the item in the drop down list. var drop_down = this; // drop_down.selectedIndex contains the position of the item that was selected from the drop down var selected_index = drop_down.selectedIndex; // drop_down.options contains all of html option elements inside the html select // we need to go to .value to get the 'value="something"' written in the HTML var selected_value = drop_down.options[ selected_index ].value; // changing top.location.href redirects ( unless you only append #blah ) top.location.href = 'http://www.google.com/search?q=' + selected_value
I hope you guys find this helpful!