drop-down menus

Andrew J. Mutch amutch at tln.lib.mi.us
Tue Dec 16 09:58:07 EST 1997


This can be done with a little bit of Javascript.

Webreference's version is at:


Webcoder's version is at:


Look at the Select and Go Demo.

To see how these work in real life, visit our Reference Desk page at:


This page uses 3 menus providing access to Web Sites, Search Engines, and
on-line databases.  I use these menus all over the place in our web pages
because of their compact size and "automated" jumping ability.

Andrew Mutch
Northville District Library
Northville, MI

On Tue, 16 Dec 1997, Petter Naess wrote:

> Is there some way of making a pull down menu that avoids the traditional
> extra step of selecting an item from the list to the window before
> clicking "go"? What I desire is the space-saving functionality of the
> pull-down menu, but in such a way that one could click directly on the
> list items and dispense with that unsightly "go" button. Perhaps my
> ignorance of html prevents me from understanding that this is simply not
> possible (concerned friends recently prevailed upon me to suspend work on
> a perpetual motion machine...), but if it is I'd love to hear about it.
> Can anyone direct me to a page that has such a clickable dropdown list?
> Many thanks, Petter Naess
> Petter Naess
> Information Resource Center
> U.S. Information Service  (USIS)
> American Embassy
> Drammensvn.18
> 0244 Oslo, Norway
> phone 22562522
> fax 22440436
> email pnaess at usis.no

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