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  1. #1
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    Multiple Radio Button Groups not working.

    I have two radion button groups on the same xhtml page.

    i.e. all 3 radio buttons in the first group have the same name attribute, and all all the 3 radio buttons in the secound group have the same name, which is different to those in the first group.

    however, the browser (using 6230i and 5100 emulators) is treating this as one radio button list with 6 items.
    i.e. I can only select one of the six buttons at any time.

    what gives? the page works fine in firefox.


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    Re: Multiple Radio Button Groups not working.

    Any chance you can post your code?

  3. #3
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    Re: Multiple Radio Button Groups not working.


    I run into the same issue. After a while I found the answer. The problem, it seems, is that many Nokia phones (especially S40 ones) have a nasty bug in the way they compare radio button names.

    The bug is that the last character of the input name is not taken into account when comparing the names. So if you have radio buttons named q1, q2 and q3, then they will all be in the same group.

    The solution then is to use names that differ more than by just the last character, i.e. 1q, 2q and 3q will work.


    this will not work on all Nokia browsers because of the bug:

    Select age: <input type="text" name="q1" value="young" />Young
    <input type="text" name="q1" value="old" />Old
    Select sex: <input type="text" name="q2" value="young" />Male
    <input type="text" name="q2" value="old" />Female

    But this will

    Select age: <input type="text" name="1q" value="young" />Young
    <input type="text" name="1q" value="old" />Old
    Select sex: <input type="text" name="2q" value="young" />Male
    <input type="text" name="2q" value="old" />Female
    Last edited by hvesalai; 2007-01-17 at 19:14.

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