i want my onLoad() to check if a select object contains any options in its list. (if it does then the first in the list will get the focus, otherwise a textbox will get the focus).<BR><BR>how do i check if the select object is empty of values?<BR><BR>additional info:<BR><BR>my asp page queries an individual member for his/her specialties. the page displays member's existing specialties dynamically in a select object (size=3), and allows the member to add to the list by typing a new value in a textbox and clicking the 'ADD' button, which appends the db and reloads the page. the member may delete a specialty by selecting it from the select object and clicking the 'DELETE' button. the rest is self evident.