Drop Down Menu TutorialA drop down menu is a popular way to cram a lot of links into a small space. A drop down menu (also simply called a "dropdown") is a
Now we create a
<FORM ACTION="../cgi-bin/redirect.pl" METHOD=POST onSubmit="return dropdown(this.gourl)"> <SELECT NAME="gourl"> <OPTION VALUE="">Choose a Destination... <OPTION VALUE="/tags/" >Guide to HTML <OPTION VALUE="/" >Idocs Home Page <OPTION VALUE="http://www.ninthwonder.com" >Ninth Wonder </SELECT> <INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT VALUE="Go"> </FORM>
<OPTION VALUE="http://www.ninthwonder.com" >Ninth Wonder
indicates that the URL is
Notice that the first option, the one that reads "Choose a Destination...", has an empty string as its value. That empty string tells the script that the user didn't really choose a URL and it shouldn't do anything.
This technique also allows you to target the list at another frame. We'll look at that next.