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Old June 20th, 2007, 10:40 AM
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my misunderstanding. not coming from the html in the browser but is my code as written in my editor. the code below is what is rendered in the browser from view source, after removing "selected" from my "option value selected" line. apparently the source of my problem...

<form name="form" method="post" action="processPageOutdoor.asp">
  <table class="form" width="650" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">
      <td><span class="style1">Update Item Outdoor</span></td>
      <td><img src="images/site/blank.gif" width="204" height="81" align="right"></td>
      <td>Product Category </td>
      <td><select name="insertProCat">
            <option>Punch Page</option>
            <option>8 Sheets</option>
        <option>Hurricane Frame</option>
        <option>Invisible Frame</option>
        <option>Jib Pole</option>
        <option>Kwik Zip</option>
        <option>Mobile BB</option>
        <option>Pole Lock</option>
        <option>Wood Pole</option>
      <td>Product Name</td>
      <td><input type="text" name="insertProName" value="Vinyl Hardware" ></td>
      <td>Natural Name</td>
      <td><input type="text" name="insertNaturalName" rows="12" value="" ></td>
      <td>Product Description </td>
      <td><textarea name="insertProDesc" cols="20" rows="8"></textarea></td>
      <td>Product Keywords</td>
      <td><textarea name="insertProKeywords" cols="20" rows="8"></textarea></td>
      <td>Small Product Image </td>
      <td><input type="text" input name="smallImage" size="40" value=""></td>
      <td>Top Flash </td>
      <td><input type="text" input name="topFlash" size="40" value="flashAssets/vinylTension.swf"></td>
      <td>Left Text </td>
      <td><textarea name="leftText" cols="20" rows="8">[list]<li>New stronger ribbed design</li><li>The Formetco Vinyl Tensioning Bracket is fully adjustable with the vinyl attached</li><li>Eliminates the use of ratchets on the bottom of your billboards</li><li>With our Vinyl Tensioning Bracket, copy is easily installed and released with a push or pull of a pin</li><li>Copy is pulled straight down instead of wrapping around the bottom of the boards</li><li>Eliminates nesting animals and pooling water, thus extending the life of your panels</li><li>Each Vinyl Tensioning Bracket is attached with 4 metal or wood screws per specification</li><li>Install 3 brackets per 10' to 12' gripper bar or 4 brackets per 14' gripper bar</li></ul><div id="docHolder"><div id="mainPDF"><a href=""><img src="" width="32" height="32" border="0" /></a><br><br>View<br> product info<br>sheet<br></div></div></textarea></td>
    <td>Right Flash Element </td>
    <td><input type="text" input name="rightFlashElement" size="40" value="flashAssets/rightClickHereVT.swf"></td>
    <td>Image Path (PDF)</td>
    <td><input type="text" input name="imagePathPdf" value=""></td>
    <td><input type="submit" name="submitUpdate" value="Submit Update"></td>
    <input type="hidden" name="idNumber" value="1429">

this is the source of the page rendered in the browser, and yes, i'm using chilisoft to run my asp scripts. not ideal but the hand i've currently been dealt until i can migrate to a windows server. ideally i'd like to learn php so i' not tied to microsoft technology. but until i learn, i use what i know best...and most of the time my asp works just as it should.

i believe my problem has been solved by removing "selected" after "option value". this has been an great learning experience and will help me find solutions for problems such as this when i encounter them again, as i'm sure i will. thank you all for all of your time and insight into my problem. this has always been an excellent forum.

i think i've answered all of your questions (running asp on mac?) but if not please let me know. thank you very much.