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I want to get value of dropdown list out side form tag.
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<td width="225" align="left"><select id="month" name="month" >
<option selected="selected" value="">----Month----</option>
<option value="January">January</option>
<option value="February">February</option>
<option value="March">March </option>
<option value="April">April</option>
<option value="May">May</option>
<option value="June">June </option>
<option value="July">July</option>
<option value="August">August</option>
<option value="September">September </option>
<option value="October">October</option>
<option value="November">November</option>
<option value="December">December </option>
text fox.
<td width="80%" align="left"  ><input id="name" name="name" disabled="disabled" type="text" value="abc" style="width:200px;"/></td>
<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];?>" method="post"><td align="right"><label for="file1">Attache File</label> <input type="file" name="file" id="file"><input type="submit" Value="Send For Approval" id="mail" name="mail" /></td></tr></table></form>

I want to get value on the mail button click but unable to get any value content from out side form.

Here is my php code.

	 $month=$_GET['month'];// not by this
    $month=$_POST['month'];// not by this

	echo "<script>alert($month);</script>";

If any one of you have any idea then pls let me know.
Posted 6-Feb-13 21:21pm

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Solution 1

The month value has to be inside the form if you want it sent to the server. Either move the drop-down inside the form tag, or increase the area of the form to take in the drop-down.

Another option is copying the value from the drop-down into a hidden field inside the form using Javascript, but it obviously won't work if Javascript is disabled.

Your form and table tags seem to be uneven too - the form is closed after the table, but opened before a table cell. Either move the form tags outside the table or wholly inside the table cell.

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