ken... if i understand your question.... hidden fields are fields that are usually part of a data form. The nature of a "hidden" item is that the item is not available for view when the form is displayed. When the user submits the form, the app "transmits" the information as part of the querystring. try simple experiments where you define a simple form... create a simple app that basically calls itself and displays the information within the form... change the "type" attribute from "text" to "hidden" to see how it works... or you can look up "use hidden fields" on google... the "somename" is the value applied to the "id" variable... -bruce -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Ken Moore Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2003 10:52 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] PHP Hidden field question Hi all, I am certain that this is a simple queston for many but I have checked books and on-line. What good is the "id=somename" part of the hidden field in PHP? TIA Ken _________________________________________________________________ Enjoy a special introductory offer for dial-up Internet access limited time only! http://join.msn.com/?page=dept/dialup -- * * 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 !