Multiple Select

Victor Subervi victorsubervi at
Fri Oct 2 23:58:24 CEST 2009

I have the select called variable "these". Whichever option is selected is
passed through the cgi:

import cgitb; cgitb.enable()
import cgi

form = cgi.FieldStorage()
these = form.getfirst('these', '')

As I mentioned before, I get the variable all right. That is not the issue.
What is the issue is that I would like to enable the user to select
*several* options; in essence, to turn "these" into a tuple. That way, I
could capture *several* options and enter them all into my database at once.

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Rami Chowdhury <rami.chowdhury at>wrote:

> On Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:25:55 -0700, Victor Subervi <
> victorsubervi at> wrote:
>  Hi;
>> I'm trying to create an HTML <select> with several options in a form that
>> is
>> posted to a script. I want to enable the user to select multiple options.
>> The problem is I don't know how to call those options in my cgi calls in
>> the
>> script to which it posts. Only one of them gets associated with the
>> variable
>> in the <select>. What do?
>> TIA
>> Victor
> How are you retrieving the values in the CGI script?
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