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[whatwg] input element list attribute and filtering suggestions

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:50:49 +0100
Message-ID: <op.vokzexu464w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
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.


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Anne van Kesteren
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