CC-feld as a dropdown list ...

timeless timeless at
Tue Jul 26 18:55:22 UTC 2005

Kiffin Gish wrote:
> In Bugzilla the CC-field is a free form email-address text field, meaning
> that if there is some guess work involved or the user misspells the email
> address, he/she gets a cryptic error message back.
> Would it be feasible to create a dropdown via a db-select so that the user
> has a list of names to choose from istead?
> If so, then how would I go about doing this?
> Thanks a lot in advance.

it's possible, but you'll soon find it's a very bad idea, even with only 
40 users. it's a lot easier to use a 3 character substring and get a 
decent match than paging through 5-10 people with the same first letter 
of their name. we have this silly "feature" in our bugzilla and i'm very 
close to commandeering the bugzilla to remove it. it drives me crazy.

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