Filed by Blink team: Consider making datalist display and search label and value

Confirmed Issue #9573654 • Assigned to Jonathan H.

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Author
Domenic D.
Created
Oct 28, 2016
Privacy
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
Found in build #
14.14393
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Steps to reproduce

Historically, the display and search behavior of datalist has been inconsistent among browsers. This has caused significant user and web developer confusion. As such, we recently added recommendations to the spec for how to display and search datalist suggestions: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/forms.html#attr-input-list

In particular, given the example in the spec (reproduced at https://jsbin.com/kehumigego/edit?html,output), Edge should:

  • Display the value and label; currently it only displays the label
  • Search both the value and label, using substring matching; currently it searches both the value and label, but uses prefix matching

This would help make the datalist experience more uniform and predictable across browsers, and more useful for web developers.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Title from “Consider making datalist display and search label and value” to “Filed by Blink team: Consider making datalist display and search label and value”

      Changed Assigned To from “Bogdan B.” to “Jonathan H.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

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