Forms and scrolled lists

Philippe-Andre Prindeville (
Wed, 20 Dec 95 00:44:27 +0100


I'm working on a form where the user has to choose from a
very large list (about 100K entries) of data, being single lines
of text. I want to provide a single-choice list of words, with
a scrollbar next to it.

The scrollbar represents which screenfull (say 20 lines) out
of the ~100K lines the user sees. Clicking on a line should
select that line as the key for a search. Clicking on the scrollbar
should reload the form with data from another part of the list...

I hope this is clear...

Anyway, I'm looking in the html3.0 document for tips
on using scrollbars (or sliders?) but I haven't found anything
except a cursory mention of "Range controls (slidres, or knobs)".

Can someone point me in the right direction?