For a month selector, using a loop to output the months is good, as you can 
then within the loop check for that value sent and set the selected html 
attribute for that select element.

I should warn you that your code will throw a warning when no data has been 
posted to it. Consider using isset() instead to check for posted values rather 
than comparing a value (which might not exist) with true.


----- Reply message -----
From: "Jason Pruim" <>
Date: Sat, Sep 11, 2010 14:49
Subject: [PHP] Elegance is the goal... Sticky form submit help
To: "PHP-General list" <>

Hey everyone!

Hope you are having a great weekend, and I'm hoping someone might be  
coherent enough to help me find a more elegant solution to a problem  
that I have...

I have a form for submitting an event to a website, and if the form is  
not submitted successfully (such as they didn't fill out a required  
field) I want it to redisplay the form with inline errors as to what  
happened and display the values they selected...

I have a working solution but was hoping for something a little more  
elegant. And something that would work better for a month selector as  
well... Here is the relevant code that I have that works:

         if ($_POST['hidSubmit'] ==TRUE & $_POST['type'] == "meeting"):
echo <<<HTML
         <select name="type" id="type">
             <option value="0">-- select type --</option>
             <option value="meeting" selected>Meeting</option>
             <option value="event" >Event</option>

elseif ($_POST['hidSubmit'] == TRUE & $_POST['type'] == "event"):
//if ($_POST['hidSubmit'] == TRUE & $_POST['type'] == "event") {

echo <<<HTML
         <select name="type" id="type">
             <option value="0">-- select type --</option>
             <option value="meeting">Meeting</option>
             <option value="event" selected>Event</option>

//if ($_POST['hidSubmit'] != TRUE):

echo <<<HTML
         <select name="type" id="type">
             <option value="0" selected>-- select type --</option>
             <option value="meeting">Meeting</option>
             <option value="event">Event</option>


which works BUT I don't want to have to have that for a month selector  
or a day selector :)

Any ideas what I'm missing?

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