[thelist] Accessibility/usability of "Select Option" at top of list

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 12:43:49 CST 2007

On 1/15/07, Steven Streight <steven.streight at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe I'm not visualizing correctly what the actual scenario is here, but
> why would you have any option pre-selected, in this case an invalid option?
> If you wish users to interact with the form, do not pre-select anything,
> have no default value, and use a (web norm) red typefont Error Message

How do you suggest doing this in a select box (with size=1), where
*something* must be selected? The only way to do this is to have a
default selected option, the value of which is considered invalid by
validation rules.

Matt Warden
Cleveland, OH, USA

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