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Jquery validation and backround-color for select.valid

Panos asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hello experts.
I using jquery.validate plugin and i want to style the selects that are required false.I want to get green backround to show that the element is OK.
This is working for other inputs but not for the selects.
Below is my code
<style type="text/css" media="screen" >
select {background-color:#FFC; width:200px}
select.valid {background-color: #9F3; width:200px}
select.error {background-color: #F03; width:200px}
input {background-color:#FFC; width:200px}
input.valid {background-color: #9F3; width:200px}
input.error {background-color: #F03; width:200px}
label.error {
	background-color: transparent;
label.error:hover { background:transparent}
label.valid {
	display: block;
	width: 16px;
	height: 16px;

<FORM NAME="forgotpw" id="forgotpw" METHOD="POST" ACTION="#CGI.SCRIPT_NAME#">
<table align="center"  cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  <td width="20%" rowspan="4" align="center"></td>
  <td width="40%">Choose your secret question (required):</td>
  <td width="40%">
<select name="clue1"  id="clue1">
       <option value="">Select</option>
       <option value="1">What is your favorite color?</OPTION>
       <option value="2">What is the name of your favorite pet?</OPTION>
       <option value="3">What are the last five digits of your Social Security Number?</OPTION>
<td>Your stored answer is (required):</td>
<td><input type="text" name="clue2" maxlength="50"  value="" ></td>
<td>Your stored answer is (required):</td>
<td><input type="text" name="clue3" maxlength="50"  value="" class="TfR" ></td>

  <td colspan="2" style="padding-bottom:20px">
<Button type="submit"  name="Register" value="" />Send</button></td>

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.validate.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
   $("#forgotpw", $(this)).validate({
     rules: {
       clue1: {required: false},
	   clue2: {required: false},
       clue3: {required: true}
     messages: {
      clue3: "Name is required"

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