Request for new HTML standard - Combobox control

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Request for new HTML standard - Combobox control

Jochen Wezel
Request for new HTML standard - Combobox control

Hello!

I'd like to request some improvements for the combobox control in HTML forms.

1. The style should be customizable, e. g. the border type and color and the arrow element
        via CSS: the normal possibilities (see e. g. normal textbox)
        via HTML attribute: <select border="1" bordercolor="blue" color="white">
2. There should be multi-column support as it is e. g. in Microsoft Access' dropdown boxes
3. There should be support for free text input and autoselect of predefined values; configurable should also be the property to allow free text or only selection of predefined values

4. In a long list of elements, pressing key "G" and then "e" should not go to first element beginning with "G" and then to first element beginning with "e"; it should select the first element beginning with "Ge" - I expect this as normal behaviour in a modern GUI.

Best Regards
Jochen Wezel

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Re: Request for new HTML standard - Combobox control

olivier Thereaux

Dear Jochen,

On Mar 9, 2007, at 18:03 , Jochen Wezel - CompuMaster GmbH wrote:
> I'd like to request some improvements for the combobox control in  
> HTML forms.

for suggestions on improving the HTML specification, the proper list  
is public-html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/

General comments and discussions on HTML are also welcome, on the www-
html mailing-list
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/

This list (public-evangelist) is for people involved in education and  
advocacy on Web standards, and is not really the best forum for your  
suggestion.

Regards,
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olivier