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    Does anyone know if it is possible for a spider to follow the links in a drop down selection box?

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    Typically, no. Depending on how the drop down is coded and how savvy the spider is, it could, though.
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    If I'm at all unsure, I usually run my page through a spider simulator. I did this a while back only to discover that my nav bar image map links weren't being followed... shock, horror... I'd been wondering why my PageRank wasn't being properly passed throughout my site and there was my answer.
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    In general, no. They'll pick up the text of the options in the drop down menu, but not execute the selection and hit the resulting page.
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    On one of my sites where I use drop-downs, I also have a corresponding set of plain text links right at the bottom of the page. That seems to work just fine.

    Incidentally, I've seen some drop-down boxes that don't work at all in Mozilla/Firefox, only in IE. It's worth checking this if you haven't already.
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