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Re: how best to convey an OR choice on a form


From: Angela French
Date: Aug 24, 2011 3:42PM

Jared - here is the real life description. This is a search form where the user (a college administrator) searches for a class within our community college system. They can search by instructor, or by class name, and another criteria. Each list is populated from a database and is quite lengthy (you don't want to know how long!). Combining them would not be feasible.

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] how best to convey an OR choice on a form


If the items are mutually exclusive (they can pick at most one item from any of the three select menus), why not just combine them into one big select menu? That's what select menus are designed for - allowing you to choose one out of many possible options.