whenever i use "_self", it automatically throws in all my variables for the form, in whatever order it seems to feel like. when i leave out "_self" it pops up a new window, but it gets it all just fine. that would be fine, but I do not want it to pop up a new window, nor does my client.

getURL("http://thesite.com/search/X?SEARCH=" + [SEARCH] + "&b=" + [b] + "&SORT=" + [SORT] + "&m=" + [m], "_self", "GET");

it looks complicated, but it's really not. I'm putting in the information exactly how this crappy search engine wants it (they give us a lot of limitations, so i'm just working around them) so i put in all the little parts like &SORT= and then insert one of my variables [SORT].

this all works just fine whenever I leave out "_self". if I put it in, I end up getting the correct string PLUS whatever flash feels like throwing in, so it gets like twice the variables that it really needs.

what is up with that??

thanks for your help!