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Re: Forms - 1 label for 2 selects?


From: Tim Beadle
Date: Aug 6, 2004 1:54AM

On Thu, 2004-08-05 at 20:58, jkorpela wrote:
> And I, as a user, even without any disability that would considerably
> affect my browsing, don't really want to select first a month from a
> dropdown menu, then a year from another menu. And such things are
> especially inconvenient on speech browsers, or when using keyboard-only
> input. It's much simpler to _type_ the information.


This must be one of the few times where usability and accessibility are
in conflict with eachother. If you read "Defensive Design for the Web"
by 37 Signals, they actually recommend using drop-downs for
date-selection, for the simple reason that it restricts what values can
be entered, and thus frustrates the user less.

Guideline 10:
"Provide sample entries, pull-downs and formatting hints to ensure clean


Tim Beadle