Fill-in as yout type / select

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I would like to have such a solution for a regular select -box, with
javascript. So that I would have a box with options:

<option value="00">00 - Orange</option>
<option value="01">01 - Apple</option>
<option value="02">02 - Lemon</option>
<option value="10">10 - Sausage</option>

In regular select box when the user selects the select-box and types
'0' and then 1, the selected value is '10 - Sausage'. And I would like
to get '01 - Apple' as selected.

I thought of a solution to do this by having a textfield before(or
above or whereever) the select-box, where the user would type the
text, and the selection would be done according to that. That of
course is not an optimal solution, but a solution nevertheless.

The real-life application will have 460 code-value -pairs, which need
to be on one select-box.

Any comments,
is appreciated.

Cheers, jussi

Re: Fill-in as yout type / select

Juhani M?ntt?ri wrote:

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460 options? In one select element? Outrageous.

This is an order of magnitude worse than those select elements asking me
which country or US of A state I [don't] live in!

Rethink. Perhaps organize it in a tree structure like yahoo does with its


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