Nan... How are you building your select boxes? Is the data coming out of a Database? Is it "Static"? Either way - you should create a function to build the select box for you. Within that function, test for the post value and set the selected state accordingly. e.g. pseudo-code... function buildSelect(sName, arrayOfData, sSelectedValue) echo "<select name='" + sName + "' id='" + sName + "'>"; for each datePoint in arrayOfData echo <option value='" + datePoint + "'; if sSelectedValue == datePoint then echo " selected"; end if echo ">" + datePoint + "</option>"; next echo "</select>" end function Or something close to that. -----Original message----- From: "Nan Harbison" nan at nanharbison.com Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 10:16:10 -0700 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] retaining values in forms while alerting use mistakes > I have googled myself silly, and have tried a bunch of ways to maintain the > values of checkboxes and drop down boxes when the user makes a mistake. Of > course, text boxes are easy.