Jeff Allen wrote:
>>I have spent several hours trying to get pulldown lists and listboxes to
>>appear in forms.
Christopher R. Maden replied:
>I think that in order to help you, we're going to need a little more
>First, there are no pulldown lists or listboxes in XML; there is only
>passive data. You can transform your XML into HTML, which does have
>pulldown lists, but it's important to keep that distinction clear in your
>mind. It looks like your unreachable colleague is using XSLT to do this
>transformation, but you don't say what XSLT engine you're using.
Sorry for not providing complete information. Yes, we are converting
the XML to HTML. Transformation engine is Cocoon.
I am taking existing XML pages used for entering test results, and am
now trying to extend the use to creating forms through which people can
make technical documentation requests.
>But then you say:
>>Here is an example of what I try to use:
>> <select name="Month" size="6">
>but *where* are you trying to use that? In any case, what does the
>post-transformation HTML look like? If there's no <select> in there, then
>you're definitely not going to get a drop-down.
I was entering that directly into the .xml file, just as with all of the
other tagged information.
The post-transformation HTML displays nothing at all for the drop-down lists
and list boxes.
Do I simply need to first specifically declare <select> and <option> in the
.dtd, or is there more to do?
Many thanks in advance for further advice.