The trick here is to use the right HTML field name and PHP syntax to receive
the information.  For your checkboxes in HTML, name them like this:

<input type="checkbox" name="del[]" value="1">Favorite 1</input>
<input type="checkbox" name="del[]" value="2">Favorite 2</input>

Then, in your PHP code, first check to see if there is more than one value:

if (is_array($_POST["del"]))
{ // works only if id is all integers.
  $in_list = implode(", ", $_POST["del"]);
  $query = "delete from table where id in ($in_list)";
} else
  $query = "delete from table where id = {$_POST['del']}";

That should work, no javascript necessary.

  -- Rob

"John Dillon" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
I want to create a page where the user will have a list of its favorites and
by ticking a box opposite the item will be able to delete it by clicking the
submit button.  I want to make this dynamic so that the php works out the
one to delete based on the value of the tickbox (I'm thinking), having first

- done a query to retrieve the favorites of the user
- listed the favorites on the browser and set the tick boxes with a value
corresponding to the ID of the favorite...thus knowing which one to delete.

I was wondering what's the best approach - the one above or to mix in some
javascript?  Any examples out there?  I know it's a popular idea.  Maybe
there's a better approach than tickboxes.

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