[EP-tech] Re: Simple(?) eprints make_element question

Alan.Stiles alan.stiles at open.ac.uk
Wed Apr 16 14:01:52 BST 2014

Hi David,
Try something like

$option = $session->make_element( "option", value=>”value1”, selected=>"selected" );

But obviously only for the value you specifically want.


From: David McElroy [mailto:D.Mcelroy at uel.ac.uk]
Sent: 16 April 2014 13:49
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Simple(?) eprints make_element question

Hi List,
                I’m doing some work on a theme for our new repository, and I’m adding a <select> drop down form. I’m using:

my $select = $session->make_element( 'select', name=>"select_name”);


my $option = $session->make_element( 'option', value=>"value1");

to get:

<select name="select_name">
<option value="value1">value1</option>
<option value="value2">value2</option>

And I’d like to be able to add a ‘selected’ to one of the options.  So it renders like this:

<select name="select_name">
<option value="value1" selected>value1</option>
<option value="value2">value2</option>

Any ideas?


David McElroy
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