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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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Select Elements

Like HTML, WML supports a <select> element to display a select control (which is like a drop-down list box). As an example, I'll create a select control here. After the user has made a selection, he can click a Read Selection <do> element, which will navigate to a new card that displays the selection they've made.

I start by creating the select control and giving it the name "selection":

<?xml version="1.0"?> 
<!DOCTYPE wml PUBLIC "-//WAPFORUM//DTD WML 2.0//EN"
    "http://www.wapforum.org/dtd/wml20.dtd" >
<wml>
    <card id="Card1" title="Select">
        <p align="center"><b>Select</b></p>
        <select name="selection">
					.
					.
					.
					</select>
				

As in HTML, you specify the items in the select control with <option> elements:

 <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE ...

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