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Hi.

I really need some html help. The basic gist of what I need to do is to place several columns of data in a select box so it's readable.

Ideally I would use a table like so (would be many rows in the real appliaction) :

Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. <table>
  2. <select name="something" size="10">
  3. <option value="w"><tr><td>name</td><td>price</td></tr></option>
  4. </select>
  5. </table>
However this results in the data being shown outside of the text box. Is there an way to achieve this effect?

Thanks,

Ben.
Aug 9 '07 #1
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drhowarddrfine
7,435 Recognized Expert Expert
You don't have the table set up correctly and no values for the options. Look at this to get started.
[HTML]
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title></title>
<meta http-equiv="content-type"
content="text/html;charset=ut f-8">

<style type="text/css">

</style>

</head>
<body>
<table>
<tr width="20">
<td>
<select name="something " size="10">
<option value="w">numbe r one</option>
</select>
</td>
<td>
name
</td>
<td>price</td></tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>
[/HTML]
Aug 9 '07 #2
bning
8 New Member
Thanks for your reply but thats not really what I had in mind. What I'd ideally like is for each selectable line in a select box be composed of a table row, 1 row deep by three columns. So in the finished select box we'd see several products on individual rows, along with their product number and price, these three fields in columns.

This may not be possible but is there a way to achieve a similar effect?

Ben.
Aug 10 '07 #3

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