Welcome to the Ranch. There aren't many rules that you need to worry about here on the Ranch, but one that we take very seriously regards the use of proper names. Please take a look at the JavaRanch Naming Policy and adjust your display name to match it.
Thanks, Eric Pascarello
Joined: Nov 08, 2001
do an alert(document.frmEquip.hfAction.value) inside that form and see what the value is. (Is it what you expect?)