If you have ever built a form on a web page, you might have used a drop-down menu to display the choices available for a particular field. With a drop-down menu, you restrict the choices a user may select so that the user doesn’t enter invalid data (among other reasons). If a user misspells an entry, then a subsequent search for that value would not produce a found result.
A friend of mine who runs an online forum sent me an email about a problem he was having. He was trying to modify an existing registration web page using jQuery to auto-populate the state names, and then pass the state abbreviation …[Read more...]