We have a problem losing the values in option boxes (drop-down lists) on pages
submitted ONLY by users outside our firewall (all internal tests show nothing
wrong).

There are about 8 fields -- 4 text boxes and 4 drop-downs. The form reposts
to the same page and validates that there's something in the text boxes,
and that the drop-downs' values <> the default value (for example: <option
value="XX" selected>Please choose a state </option> ).

The validation works fine. All the values are plugged into an sql string
and sent on their way.

Internal tests always show all the form values as present. But, despite the
validation which requires values in all fields, a great number of the sql
strings, when we get them on the back end, are missing the values JUST FROM
THE DROP-DOWNS!

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

TIA,
Paul