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RE: [Tools List] Simple Search using drop-down list boxes

From: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 23:49:52 +1100
To: "'Helle BjarnÝ'" <hbj@visinfo.dk>, <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Cc: <shadi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <011501c628c0$543e03a0$6601a8c0@yourdh7axfhyur>

Multiple selections from drop down lists are only possible for mouse users
(to my best knowledge you can not make multiple selections with a keyboard),
so if the intention is to allow multiple selections, then we have to stick
with check boxes. I still vote for simplicity (simple-slh) for the simple
search screen.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Helle BjarnÝ
Sent: Friday, 3 February 2006 11:40 PM
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Cc: shadi@w3.org
Subject: RE: [Tools List] Simple Search using drop-down listboxes

Hi Shadi
Personally I prefer the checkboxes; both solutions are going to be very long
lists as the numbers increase in each group. In the 2 implementation pages
there are more languages in the checkbox version than in the drop-down
version. I can't see why one should not be able to select more than one
language, even in simple search, I for instance would like to be able to
select both Danish and English, without going to the advanced search.

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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Shadi Abou-Zahra
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 11:38 AM
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Subject: [Tools List] Simple Search using drop-down listboxes


There are currently two implementations of the "Simple Search" page:

* Using checkboxes

* Using drop-down listboxes

While the first version seems more self-explanatory, it uses much more space
and may be more complex to use. Especially if the entries for language etc
get even longer (which we anticipate).

Suggestions and comments on how each one of these works or does not work for
you is welcome.


Shadi Abou-Zahra     Web Accessibility Specialist for Europe | 
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