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hi...
this is my simple select list:

<html>
<body>
<form>
<select name="cars">
<OPTION SELECTED VALUE="">choose car
<option value="1">honda</option>
<option value="2">peugeot</option>
</select>
</body>
</html>


my quetion: is there any option that if a user going to enter the page,
he will see one of the items and not the "choose car"?
i mean...in text filed i have the value that let me insert any string i want.
is there any way to do it in select list?
i want him to show him for example the "peugeot" option...
(that's call dynamic select list)
elad
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xabi earned 200 total points
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Hi there:
I'm not sure about what you want to do  but I will try to explain yo a few things:
The option showed by default is the first one of the list if you don't add the word "selected" in any other option.
ie:
<OPTION VALUE="">choose car
<option value="1">honda</option>
<option value="2" selected>peugeot</option>

this will show peugeot by default.
If you want to do it dinamicaly you must use ASP or PHP or any other language that reads from the database and write the word "selected" in the right option field.

If you need more help just ask

xabi
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by:xabi
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You can also change the selected option using javascript.
ie:

..
..
<script language="javascript">
<!--
function init() {
  document.myform.cars.selectedIndex = 2
}
//-->
</script>
</head>
<body onload="init()">
..
..
<form name="myform">
 <select name="cars">
  <option selected value="">choose car</option>
  <option value="1">honda</option>
  <option value="2">peugeot</option>
 </select>
</form>
..
..

This example will select the 3th (0,1,2) option after the page was loaded.

xabi
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by:eladr
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thanx a lot!
i asked that because i will use it
with asp - you are good!
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