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Select a combo box item to show some text

Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hey guys, hope you're doing fine today.

In my HTML page, I want to add a combo box with some hard-coded values. What I'd like to do is when the user selects an item in the combo box, it changes the HTML  text visible in a static textbox. In the best world, the text inside the textbox would be in HTML format.

For example,

if the user selects the item '1' in the combo box, the text "This is the value 1" appears in the textbox (in bold if it's possible).
if the user selects the item '2' in the combo box, the text "This is the value 2" appears in the textbox (underlined if possible).

Thanks a lot for your help,
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You mean like this?

<select onChange="document.getElementById('theBox').value = this.options[selectedIndex].value">
<option value="" selected>Select something</option>
<option value="<a href='www.grassBlade.net'>grassBlade</a>" >1</option>
<option value="this is 2">2</option>
<input type='text' id='theBox' size='45' />


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