Hey all, Thanks for all the feedback and support on this. Several of the replies enlightened me, and others pointed me in the direction I should go. Anyhow, found the answer for PHORM, at least. Located a single post that pointed to a specific plug-in that converts an array used for a checklist (e.g., option) into a variety of possible text strings. The plug-in is FormatLib, located at: http://www.phorm.com/plugins.php3 Works great, and problem solved. Cheers, Anthony | -----Original Message----- | From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org | [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of .jeff | Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:43 PM | To: thelist at lists.evolt.org | Subject: RE: [thelist] Phorm and Checkboxes | | | sasha, | | ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< | > From: sasha | > | > Because they all have the same name? $question_01 = | > 'item 1' is being overwritten by $question_01 = | > 'item 2'. They should only have the same name if | > they're radios, not checkboxes. The basics of forms. | ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< | | that's not true at all. if they all have the same name and | item 1 and item 2 are checked then, if php/phorm is doing | things properly, $question_01 should be 'item 1,item 2'. the | browser simple collects all the successful controls, combines | same named ones (regardless of the type of control -- | select-one, select-multiple, checkbox, text, password, | hidden, and textarea) into a comma-delimited list of values | and sends them to the server. some are less useful to use in | this fashion -- text, password, and textarea -- as the user | could potentially enter a comma in the field making it | impossible distinguish between user-entered commas and commas | used to delimit values for same-named elements. | interestingly, you can even have same-named, but different | typed controls that, if both successful, will create a | comma-delimited list of values. | | from the w3.org: | | "Several checkboxes in a form may share the same | control name. Thus, for example, checkboxes allow | users to select several values for the same | property. The INPUT element is used to create a | checkbox control." | http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/forms.html#checkbox the same is definitely true for a multi-select with more than one option selected. the only same-named elements that can't have more than one element successful are radio buttons because they represent a set with a mutually exclusive choice and buttons because only one control can be clicked by the user at a time. .jeff http://evolt.org/ jeff at members.evolt.org http://members.evolt.org/jeff/ -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !