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Dear all I want to be able to select an item from a number of items from a drop down menu. I have created a named menu using select and option and all is working fine. However, I wish to format the selection box. I would like to remove the "drop-down" arrow in the field and I would prefer the drop-down list to appear when I hover over the selection. I would also like to keep the options for the drop-down list in an external file and reference it. Would anyone point me towards a tutorial showing me how to do this. Many thanks.

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You might be looking for a CSS or Javascript navigation menu, the <select> element is only for sending form data.There are examples all over the internet. CSSplay has a whole lot of them:http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menus/basic_dd.htmlhttp://www.cssplay.co.uk/menus/dd_valid.html If you want it animated you're going to have to rely on Javascript. I can't find a decent tutorial for one because the ones I found don't work when Javascript is disabled. You can look for "animated dropdown menu" on Google if you want it.

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It would only be a problem for users who have Javascript disabled. This could happen for any number of reasons, for example a company computer. Search engine crawlers would have it difficult to find content if the page is generated with Javascript.

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I'm sure most of them don't. I'm not entirely sure about Google, because they build really complicated search robots. If I was informed correctly, their search robot currently supports Flash sites.

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Next time I get in an experimental mood I'll add an external JS script to my site and then look at my logs to see who is actually accessing the script. I would presume if they don't read the external script that it would be because they aren't going to use it.

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Thanks for the attention I am producing a form that users will fill in and then will save or print in pdf format. I need to perform calculations in javascript which will return results into the form. If javascript is disabled, I suppose the form will not work?

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For site visitors without JavaScript enabled you can default to an ordinary filled in form and a message that says, "print this page if you want a hard copy of ....." My contact form is set up like that. When it is validated and the email sent I update the form with all the fields read-only and have a message at the top such as I described. They can use their browser's print function.

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