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Hello everybody,

I am trying to create a list of dates into a HTML form in dreamweaver.Is there a easy way to insert dates into a list rather then entering each dates from 1950-2004.
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If I understand you correctly, no there isn't. If you add items to a drop-down list in Dreamweaver, you'll manually need to add the items to your page.

However, if you're using a dynamic / server side technology, like ASP, PHP, JSP or whateverP, you can set up a loop that fils the drop-down with the dates for you.

Or, if you have the dates somewhere in a database, you can bind the drop-down to a recordset so the items get added at run-time automatically.

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Well,dynamic page will work good. for example:

<select name="">
<%
i=1950
j=2004
do while i<=j
%>
<option><%=i%></option>
<%
i=i+1
loop
%>
</select>


however,you have another way to solve the problem using javascript, for example:


<script language="javascirpt">
<!--
i=1950;
j=2004;
document.write "<select>";
while (i<=j)
{
document.write "<option>"+i+"</option>";
i+=1;
}
document.write "</select>";
//-->
</script>
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