Michael A. Peters wrote:
> PJ wrote:
>> I'm sure this has been hashed over and over on the web, only I can't
>> find anything that makes sense or the explanations given have been
>> erroneous.
>> This is what I am trying:
>> <select name="($categoriesIN).'[]'" multiple>
>>     <OPTION>Choose Categories...</option>
>>         <OPTION VALUE="1">History
>>         <OPTION VALUE="2">Temples
>>         <OPTION VALUE="3">Pharaohs and Queens
>>         <OPTION VALUE="4">Cleopatra
>>         <OPTION VALUE="5">Mummies
>>     </SELECT>
> Whenever something doesn't work for me I always make sure what I am
> doing is valid html/xhtml
> That doesn't look valid to me - multiple="multiple" might be.
> Maybe it is valid under older html.

HTML 4.01

multiple [CI]
    If set, this boolean attribute allows multiple selections. If not
set, the SELECT element only permits single selections.

> But anyway, multiple selects are a bad idea because they are confusing
> for users, there's no standard way with which to choose them and users
> often don't know how - if you can use checkboxes instead.
> That being said, I think your problem is the $ and the []
> Try
> <select name="categoriesIN" multiple="multiple">
> Then when processing the form - $_POST['categoriesIN'] will be an array
> - IE
> for ($i=0;$i<sizeof($_POST['categoriesIN']);$i++) {
>   do_stuff_with($_POST['categoriesIN'][$i]);
>   }


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