SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] FW: combo-box in HTML?
Re: [Sigia-l] FW: combo-box in HTML?
Mike Combs proposed: "Add a little button/icon/link or an item in the select
list saying "Add
New Item" or the like. When selected or clicked, it would toggle to the
This is a good solution. Alternatively David, in the same widget you
mentioned, remove confusion by placing the select list first and the text
field later with labels something like:
| select from list ^ |
or | write your own |
The advantage it has over Mike's solution is in scenarios a] where users
abandon the form without clicking the drop down, therefore never discovering
that an option exists for entering their own choice and b] when the drop
down options are so many that the user may not scroll all the way down to
Also, you can use color coding [same background for both the fields] to help
users distinguish between this data field and the others.
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