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


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Aug 24, 2011 4:06PM


The obvious idea (which you probably have rejected for develoment
reasons), would be to have links to the page, or part of page, with
the search criteria one wants
"search by instructor"
"Search by class"
being links that either opan a new search form page, or activate the
relevant fields, and populate the list, on the same page.
I find the links slightly better than a select list, though there is
nothing behind that, other than my personal preference, either should
do fine.

On 8/24/11, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Combining them would not be feasible.
> I see. If you can use basic JavaScript, you could present an initial
> "Search by:" select menu with "Instructor", "Class name", etc. As
> items are selected, you would dynamically display the appropriate
> select menu immediately after this control.
> This would be very accessible and would avoid the situation you
> described because the user would only see the items in the select menu
> based on their selected search filter.
> Jared