Thankyou for your patience, finally found the problem. I went back to the beginning (a good place to start) removed the folder from the site and my local site and started again. Am using the folder with its original name "User Registration" I think the problem began when I renamed the folder, at this pont dreamweaver asks if you want to update the links, I clicked yes. (probably should have clicked no) Have not tried to rename the folder this time and guess what, it works!
My apologies for taking so much of your time.
I now need to adapt the form to Australian standards, as it will only be used within Aust.
1. The zipcode you use is 5 characters, the Australian "Post code" is only 4 characters where do I alter this?
2. The phone number format has the () around the first 3 numbers how do I remove them?
3. If I want to remove a validated field ie "Country" how should I do that?
Thanks again for your assistance