[whatwg] input element list attribute and filtering suggestions

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Fri Dec 31 05:50:49 PST 2010

On Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:36:44 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> The thing that makes this different than "Google suggest"-style UI is  
> that in the latter case you need a script that continually polls for more
> appropriate suggestions and updates the list -- for this kind of thing
> we'd probably want to use a direct API, we wouldn't want to have scripts
> have to poke at the <datalist> DOM in real time.

For the "Google suggest"-style UI you also need to be able to show more  
than just options. Google has buttons, tables, images, and all kinds of  
other things in its dropdown.

Anne van Kesteren

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