[thelist] Accessibility/usability of "Select Option" at topoflist

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at hp.com
Wed Jan 17 13:26:22 CST 2007

Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) asked:

>>Ron, wouldn't those be OPTGROUP tags?

Hi Peter,

I absolutely agree that OPTGROUP is a much more elegant 
Route. Especially because it blocks selection of the 
'invalid' values.

E.g. http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_optgroup.asp

But I have seen sites that approximated that functionality 
by using values offset by special characters like '*' or 
set in different colors.

I'm not advocating it - just noting that it exists in 'the wild.'

>>Also, your example looks strangely reminiscent of
http://easylistbox.com/demoDataGrid.aspx :-D

Heh! Cute!  Obviously a fine resource!   ;-)


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