The php manual suggest naming the select someting like name='theselect' so the data will arrive in $_POST array as an array of the options selected.
It works, but it is not satisfying solution.
name="letters" is not proper html as pr definition of cdata http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/types.html#type-cdata
with method='get' i have found the $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'] but the amount is limited and anyway method='get' masticate the data, losing linefeeds et al.
I am beginning to suspect a conspiracy here :(
so before i go completly bonkers, would somebody please tell me hov i can get data from a mutiple select with a valid html name say
<select name='nothopeless' multiple>