duplicate select controls

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I need a form control for the user to enter currency symbol.  
A select control seems to be fit for that purpose;
but the problem is that the control must appear on the page several =
so the formula for page size gets bounded from below by number of =
controls times number of currencies.  
Which means that=20
1) the page must be produced on the fly in order to be consistent,=20
2) the data to be transmitted can grow excessively because the page will =
contain much redundant information
3) it creates unnecessary strain upon the browser to maintain all these =
select elements.
Upon taking this into account, I decided I would stay with a text =
control to be validated afterwards.
Are those considerations correct?  I feel that HTML lacks some important =
abstraction here.

Re: duplicate select controls

Křištof Želechovski wrote:
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I don't understand what you mean here.

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Multiple (okay, 2) duplicate lists seem to be what they use here:
http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic . I don't detect much "browser
strain" from it, though.


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