[thelist] JavaScript Select box validation style problem

Jay Fitzgerald jayfitz at bayou.com
Fri Nov 5 11:00:55 CST 2004

Yes, I found that placing borders around select boxes does not work...so 
now I am trying to change the background color and font color of the 
first option in my select box if the validation fails:

function checkstep1()
    var mm = document.step1.mm;
    var backgroundColor = '#ff0000';
    var color = '#ffffff';

    if(mm.options[mm.selectedIndex].value = "00")
        alert('Please select the month');
        mm.options[mm.selectedIndex].style = backgroundColor;
        mm.options[mm.selectedIndex].style = color;
        return false;

but I am doing this correctly. It sortof validates the form because it 
gives the JS Alert box; but it still process the form and goes to the 
next page and it soent stop and set the background and font colors

Any help is appreciated.


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