Tim, thank you again so much not only for the samples, but also the explanations. I think that was where I got lost with the jquery solution along with the process of creating the array with JS. Does the jquery have to be a meta tag? I’m leery since in previous testing, screen readers sometimes actually read the contents of a meta tag.
I’m going to try adding the function that sets the value of the drop down to Choose another option and possibly a function that checks the droplist values and not allow processing if any droplist is blank OR has “Choose another option”. I may just do this with regular actions on the submit button, but if I can “have my cake and eat it, too” it would be much cleaner in the title explorer.