This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
At first glance, it looks like you have your property attributes switched. The property of the html:select tag is the value of the selected item where the property of the htmlptionsCollection tag is the collection to iterate.