Q:Hierarchial/Nested Selection Lists?

Chris Josephes (cpj1@winternet.com)
Fri, 26 Apr 1996 23:47:50 -0500 (CDT)

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 1996 23:47:50 -0500 (CDT)
From: Chris Josephes <cpj1@winternet.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Q:Hierarchial/Nested Selection Lists?
In-Reply-To: <199604261748.NAA26209@www19.w3.org>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960426231541.6391A-100000@parka.winternet.com>

Has the proposal ever been brought up for a hierarchial selection list in 
a form, or a method to nest selection lists?  Such as...

<select name="catagory">
<option value="sports">Sports
	<option value="baseball">Baseball
	<option value="basketball">Basketball
<option value="Entertainment">
	<option value="television">Television
	<option value="theatre">Theatre

Unfortunately, the HTML 2.0 draft says that SELECT can't be nested 
(perhaps a SUBSELECT tag would work for the sublists?).  I can think of a few 
good uses for such a mechanism (such as an easier to manage Add URL entry 
form for Yahoo).

I doubt that I'm the only one that considered this.  Anyone out there 
know of any other good reasons for such a mechanism (or reasons against?)

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