[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - select element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Oct 14 14:05:03 PDT 2005

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Jon Levell wrote:
> A simple use-case for this is a web-based email program. With the inbox 
> shown, messages can be marked as selected with check-boxes then actions 
> applied to the selection with a select box. If 5 messages are selected 
> and then say "marked as important" and then 2 more messages are selected 
> and then the operation is repeated the onchange handler is not called.

This is inappropriate use of a <select>. On the long term, the <menu> 
features of WA1 will hopefully address your need more directly. On the 
short term, I would recommend simply setting the value of the <select> 
back to a neutral default in onblur="", or something along those lines.

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