[whatwg] input element list attribute and filtering suggestions
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jul 29 20:32:12 PDT 2011
On Fri, 29 Jul 2011, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> I have no idea how the UA would be smart enough to figure out if
> filtering makes sense or not based on the set of suggestions.
You could do something like:
- if there are 7 or fewer suggestions, show them all.
- if filtering reduces the list to 1 to 7 suggestions, show those.
- if there's some way to prioritise the filtered list, show the 7 best
results from the filtered list.
- otherwise, show everything.
Exactly how the filtering is done can vary, in a way similar to how
autocomplete dropdowns in browser location bars have pretty involved
heuristics for figuring out how to filter to a few results.
> Are you suggesting that filter/no-filter should be selected using CSS?
> That seems outside of what CSS currently does anywhere.
No, I'm saying it should be done using XBL or its successor.
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