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

Steven Streight steven.streight at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 12:54:06 CST 2007

You mean "something must be selected" in order for the form to be processed,
to be inputed? Or in order to continue progress through a registration or
order form?

On 1/15/07, Matt Warden <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
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