Lock Form Controls

Is it possible to lock a drop-down menu? I have copied a form page and want to use it as a readonly, but readonly does not prevent a new selection from a drop-down list.
slegyAsked:
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Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeCommented:
why not just have whatever text that the dropdown displays be what you display? this seems pretty counter-intuitive to me...

if you must use a dropdown and make it read-only, use the disabled attribute:

<select name="selectBox" disabled="disabled">

you can also get away with <select name="selectBox" disabled>
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
If possible, programmatically offer just one choice.  

<select name="membership">
<%
dim options(2)
options(0) = "choice1"
options(1) = "choice2"
options(2) = "choice3"

page = "xyz"
if page <> "xyz" then
   for each choice in options
      response.write "<option value="""&choice&""">"&choice&"</option>"
   next
   else
    response.write "<option value=""Choice1"">Choice1</option>"
end if

%> 
</select>

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slegyAuthor Commented:
I know this was a bit weird. It had a lot to do with wanting a form to operate exactly as another one does (lengthy and complicated) without doing any reprogramming. The disabled attribute works well for now, but I'll have to redo in the future due to IE11 and may want to go the other route. Thank you both.
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