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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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In this day and age, it seems, an injunction against splitting infinitives is one of those shibboleths whose only reason for survival is to give increased meaning to the lives of those who can both identify by name a discrete grammatical, syntactic, or orthographic entity and notice when that entity has been somehow besmirched.

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Most recent entry - 6/6/2021

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  09:33 PM

I'm just recording this for now, possibly for later investigation. In ASP.NET Web Pages 2 (Razor), you can take advantage of conditional attributes to set or clear attributes like selected and checked. These attributes don't need a value, they just need to exist, like this:

<select>
<option value="1">One</option>
<option value="2" selected >Two</option>
<option value="3">Three</option>
</select>
So how do you "remember" a list selection after a form submit? Here's one way. This seems a bit kludgy, but I can't offhand think of a way to do this without using JavaScript or something.

< select name="NumberList">
<option
selected=@(Request.Form["NumberList"] == "1")
value="1">One</option>
<option
selected=@(Request.Form["NumberList"] == "2")
value="2">Two</option>
<option
selected=@(Request.Form["NumberList"] == "3")
value="3">Three</option>
</select>

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