I believe the problem with your first method is that when you click on the links you created, the form does not get submitted, so the value of the select tag isn't part of the request.
The problem with your second method is that your parameter is being set before the page is displayed to the user (when the jsp is run), so the parameter won't change when a user selects a different value in the check box.
Joined: May 23, 2006
Thanks for explanation.. That worked perfect.
subject: Select and trigger an action through a link, doesn't populate the value