[thelist] JavaScript Select box validation style problem

Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) peter at easylistbox.com
Fri Nov 5 14:53:15 CST 2004

	You need to use == instead of = for comparison.  The single
equality sign is an assignment operator in Javascript.

-----Original Message-----
From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org On Behalf Of Jay Fitzgerald

Both of these worked - Thank you

But now, even when I choose an option from the list other than the 
selectedIndex of 0; it still gives the alert.


Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) wrote:

>	Actually, it's
>mm.options[mm.selectedIndex].style.background = backgroundColor; 
>mm.options[mm.selectedIndex].style.color = color;
>	The syntax may be a little different for background...
>-----Original Message-----
>From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org On Behalf Of Jay Fitzgerald
>Yes, I found that placing borders around select boxes does not 
>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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