[thelist] Big drop-down lists.

Lee Kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 8 04:07:33 CDT 2010

On 08/09/2010, Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org> wrote:
> So if you type two characters you get all keywords that start with those two
> characters?  What if those two characters return thousands or matching
> keywords?  Do you ajax fetch just a small number and allow users to scroll
> down to fetch another chunk?
> Google can rank it's terms so if you type two characters it can show you the
> top few terms that start with those letters.   But, if there's no explicit
> ranking of the terms then I wonder how to pick what to show.

I think the point is you need to implement a search rather than an
exhaustive drop-down.  Just think, what if Google used a drop down?
It's impractical.

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