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It seems to me that the size of a selec object depends of the size of the largest option it contains.
Can I assign a different size of the select ? ?
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evilgreg earned 200 total points
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Nope. You /can/ do some funky stuff with the OPTGROUP element, but HTML does not allow for control of the maximum size of the rows. Which is probably a good thing - why cut off your longest entry?

Of course, you could change the size with Java, but that's not really HTML anymore....

(If you are specifically trying to acheive something, let us know - there may be a workaround)

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I don´t want to cut off the longest entry, contrarily I want to make the select bigger than the longest entry
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You can make the introductory item extra large:

<SELECT>
<OPTION SELECTED>-----Please choose from the following---
<OPTION>Monday
<OPTION>Tuesday
<OPTION>Wednesday
etc...

Or you can use the non-breaking space entity - it's ugly, but it works:

<OPTION>Two
<OPTION>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
<OPTION> Three

Put a space between each one for an added effect.

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