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Re: Icon in Select Box

From: Matthias Gutfeldt <thatlist@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 04:00:00 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20030805110000.13888.qmail@web41105.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

--- Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de> wrote:
> 
> Sameer Singla wrote:
> > Is it possible to add a icon in an select box. I mean adding an
> icon in each option for a slect box in HTML
> 
> Did you take a look at the HTML specification? It says:
> 
> <!ELEMENT OPTION - O (#PCDATA)         -- selectable choice -->
> 
> So the only element content for the option element can be text.

Agreed, not legal with HTML. On the other hand, one could use CSS to
add an individual background-image to each option element. I tried a
minimal example and it works in my version of Mozilla, but not in
Opera7 or Internet Explorer 6.

Not that I recommend decorating form elements.


Matthias


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