[thelist] Use of <select> elements for navigation

rudy r937 at interlog.com
Tue Jul 1 07:44:58 CDT 2003

> > and anyhow, semantically, what is a form?  i've locked horns with the
> > aardvark over this before (say, where is that guy, anyway? he's, like,
> ...4,446 messages behind and sinking...

my condolences

that's, what, only a couple of weeks on this list?

listen, i can help you, i can summarize for you everything that happened in
that time, using very few words, too

so delete your backlog, and jump back in

i for one miss you

> > hardly around any more), but semantically, you would be hard pressed
> > to define what the intended purpose of an html form actually is -- but
> > let's not go there, okay?
> durnit...
> that's always a fun debate...


here's an example from another thread today:


pay particular attention to the form's instructions

for a special treat, see how these instructions are marked up in the html

see also the javascript redirect function, immediately preceding the form in
the source, and the way non-javascript users are supported

this is a wonderful example of how to do it correctly...

... assuming you've decided that it's okay to use a select list in this

... which in this case i would say it most definitely is


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