I have made myself a "To Do" list which I add refinements to every once in a while. I have the following code for selecting the date for which I want the task to be active. Most tasks that I add are for the current date, but sometimes I want to included something to show up in the future.

So what I would like to do (and can't figure out how) is to have the current date showing on the drop-down menu by default, until I change it if needed.

I'd be quite happy with just some hints as to what my strategy should be so that I can try to figure out the code. Thanks.

PHP Code:
<select name="month">
                        <?php    $month_name = array(JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember);
                        for (
$i=0$i<12$i++) {
                            
$month_number $i 1;
                            if (
$month == $month_number) {
                                
$selected "selected=\"selected\"";
                            } else {    
                                
$selected "";
                            }
                            print (
"<option value=\"$month_number\" $selected>$month_name[$i]</option>");
                        }
                        
?>
                        </select>
                        <select name="day">
                            <?php
                                
for ($i=1$i<=31$i++) {
                                    if (
$day == $i) {
                                        
$selected "selected=\"selected\"";
                                    } else {
                                        
$selected "";
                                    }
                                    print(
"<option value=\"$i\" $selected>$i</option>");
                                }
                            
?>
                        </select>
                        <select name="year">
                            <option value="<?php print $current_year?>"
                                <?php
                                    
if ($year == "$current_year") {
                                        print(
" selected=\"selected\" >");
                                    } else {
                                        print(
">");
                                    }
                                
?>
                            <?php print $current_year?></option>
                            <option value="<?php print $next_year?>"
                                <?php
                                    
if ($year == "$next_year") {
                                        print(
" selected=\"selected\">");
                                    } else {
                                        print(
">");
                                    }
                                
?>
                            <?php print $next_year?></option>
                        </select><br />