Dropdown boxes solve a lot of data entry problems. They ensure that the data that is being entered on a form come from a controlled source. From a UI developer’s perspective, its input that you don’t have to validate. But what happens if you need to fill the dropdown box with hundreds (if not thousands) of selections. If you’ve ever tried to do this, you will know that this will slow down your page tremendously, and if your users are on a slow connection – then forget it. You will be hunted down, chopped up, and burned on a stick (if they had their way)
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