On 07/06/10 18:49, David Mehler wrote:
Hello,
I've got a form with two combo boxes, one for the month one for the
day. Both are required. I've got code that checks the post submission
to ensure neither is empty. My problem is that if a user does not
select anything in the combo boxes January first is sent, this i don't
want. If they haven't selected anything i'd like that to show as an
error.
Thanks.
Dave.


It's not really php, but if you make the default option of each combo return an empty value then you can assume that the user didn't choose anything and flag the error:

Like:

<select name='month'>
        <option selected='selected' value=''>Select One</option>
        <option value='january'>January</option>
        ...
</select>

You should find that if the empty option is selected the PHP will not receive a value in $_REQUEST['month'], or at least it will be something equivalent to NULL.

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