Legal Keywords in 2.17.3

David Miller justdave at
Thu Apr 3 00:40:43 UTC 2003

On 4/2/03 4:35 PM -0800, Myk Melez wrote:

> Jon Wilmoth wrote:
>>Thanks!  That did the trick.
>>BTW...Is anyone interested in changing the keywords from an open text
>>box to a select list?  If so, I'd be more than willing to contribute a
>>patch to 2.17.3!
> A multi-select list?  Those tend to be the bane of users' existences.
> Novice users don't understand them, and power users find them clumsy.
> At least one UI expert (Alan Cooper) recommends against them, although I
> think you can get away with them for small lists where every option is
> visible at all times.  Or did you have something else in mind?

I think if it worked exactly like the CC list it might be usable.  For
example, a text box to put in a comma-separated list of keywords to add,
and the list box only contains the ones that are already there.  Then you
have a checkbox to check to remove the ones you highlighted in the list box
to get rid of them.
Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System   

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