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

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at hp.com
Wed Jan 17 12:48:33 CST 2007

Matt Warden noted:

>>Thus, the two options are:
>>1) List only valid values (i.e., apple, orange)
>>2) List valid values (i.e., apple, orange) and one invalid 
>>value (i.e., Select Fruit), which is selected by default.

Hi Matt,

I'm pretty sure I have also seen folks use multiple invalid values. 
[Used for creating groups of related values.] 


*Select Instrument*
 - Violin
 - Viola
 - Oboe
 - Bassoon
 - Trumpet
 - Euphonium

Yes, this would probably be better structured as a set of 
paired/linked controls, (Select 'Instrument Family' -> then 
Select 'Instrument'), but sometimes you see it done this way.
Country lists broken with headers by region - that kind of thing.


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