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August 8, 2003, 1:40 pm
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of product codes stored in the database (up to, say, 50000 records) and
display the product code's description immediately (without long delay) when
the user select a code so that the user can continue the input of other
Typically (e.g. for country list), this is done by the server generating
html <select> tag enclosing all the product codes. However, if there are
50000 records, how can this huge list be downloaded to the browser
efficiently (without a long delay for dialup line)? Is there any more
elegant way to do this?
Also, how can i display the product code's decription immediately (without
the long delay of making another request to the server) when the user scroll
through my product code list?
Re: How can this be done?
Are you serious?
You can't do that in HTML anyway, except in the sense of using a
title="..." attribute, which _might_ be implemented as a tooltip.
It cannot. But the worst thing is making the user work with such a
monstrously long menu.
Why don't you simply let the user _type_ the product code?
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