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From "Steve O'Hara" <soh...@pivotal-solutions.co.uk>
Subject RE: Velocimacro problem evaluating variable value
Date Mon, 11 Jul 2005 12:00:56 GMT
Chris,

Firstly, your HTML syntax is not correct (selected="selected") but also,
remember that the "==" causes an object compare - you should force a string
compare by using the following;

#if($selected.equalsIgnoreCase("Dr")) selected #end

Steve


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Subject: Re: Velocimacro problem evaluating variable value


Hi Chris,

Think it might just be that you are missing an '=' sign :

#if($selected == "Dr") selected = "selected" #end
rather than

#if($selected = "Dr") selected= "selected" #end

Richard

On 7/11/05, Townson, Chris <C.Townson@nature.com> wrote:
>
> Hi -
>
> In my VM_global_library, I have the following simple macro to create a
> drop-down list of name titles for HTML forms:
>
> #*
> * makeTitlesDropDown
> *
> * Macro to create a select + options drop-down list of name titles
> * Does not include a label for the select box, because we might want this
> elsewhere
> * Takes three parameters:
> * var STRING $id: value of the id for the select box
> * var STRING $name: value of the name attribute for the select box
> * var STRING $selected: the name title value to be set as pre-selected
> *#
> #macro ( makeTitlesDropDown $id $name $selected )
> <select id="$id" name="$name">
> <option value="Dr"#if($selected = "Dr")
> selected="selected"#end>Dr</option>
> <option value="Prof"#if($selected = "Prof")
> selected="selected"#end>Prof</option>
> <option value="Mr"#if($selected = "Mr")
> selected="selected"#end>Mr</option>
> <option value="Mrs"#if($selected = "Mrs")
> selected="selected"#end>Mrs</option>
> <option value="Miss"#if($selected = "Miss")
> selected="selected"#end>Miss</option>
> <option value="Ms"#if($selected = "Ms")
> selected="selected"#end>Ms</option>
> </select>
> #end
>
> I then call this with the following:
> #makeTitlesDropDown ( "title" "title" "Mr" )
>
> The select list comes out fine, except for the fact that the third
> parameter
> - which is used to pre-select a particular option - is not being picked up
> /
> evaluated as expected.
>
> Is there anything really obvious that I am doing wrong here?? :D
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
>
>
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