Select Option Value

If you have an HTML select element and an option like <option>--</option> and that is the default one selected, in the php processing program, does it pass "Null" as the value?

That is, is $_REQUEST['select name'] ==  "" ?

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Richard KortsAsked:
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GaryCommented:
If "--" is the displayed value then that is what is sent in the post/get
When no value attribute is set then the displayed value is used.
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
Gary,

So to get "", I have to say <option value="">--</option>?

Thanks
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GaryCommented:
Yep
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
One more thing. If I am doing Javascript edits IN the html page with the form, is the javascript value of the form element "" or "--"?

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GaryCommented:
Can be either.
With javascript to get the displayed value you use
.options[e.selectedIndex].text

And to get the option value you use
.options[e.selectedIndex].value
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Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
So the value, if unspecified, would be null?
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GaryCommented:
Yep
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