Select list 'hotkey' crippled

NEW
Unassigned

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()

P4
minor
17 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: cice, Unassigned)

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Trunk
Future
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Description

17 years ago
In an HTML [select][/select] list, you can type the first letter to jump to that
section of a list. (this is fine)

On Unix (at least 4.x did this, 6.x no longer does), you can type multiple
letters and it will jump to nearest possible match.  In other words, if you type
'bea', it should jump you to '[bea]r' instead of 'baz'->'eagle'->'apple'.

This single letter jump can be very inconvenient in looong select lists (ie.
200+ items).  As I say, Unix client used to...now no longer does. :(

Chris
html form controls
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Form Submission → HTML Form Controls
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: 4xp
OS: Windows 2000 → All
QA Contact: vladimire → madhur
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 2

17 years ago
I agree, in hopefully the near future we will be switching over to XBL-based 
form controls. Maybe we can add it at that time.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 3

17 years ago
Created attachment 61449 [details]
testcase

Simple testcase to demonstrate the problem

Updated

17 years ago
Priority: P2 → P4
Assignee: rods → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: madhur → layout.form-controls
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