[Clipart] stuff done today

Jonadab the Unsightly One jonadab at bright.net
Mon Aug 9 03:26:09 PDT 2010

Oleg Koptev <koptev.oleg at gmail.com> writes:

>> >> Sex have only two possible values (forgive me, androgynes!), so
>> >> it need to have only two radiobutton, instead of textbox.
>> There probably does need to be the option to not specify it, so a
>> dropdown box seems reasonable IMO.
> dropdown list or radiobuttons - not real issue.

Technically with radio buttons you can't leave it unanswered (unless
there's a third radio button for "no answer", which is different from
the situation described above).  One of the buttons is always
selected.  Most implementations (browsers) mark the first one by
default.  I don't suppose we want to put either gender in the position
of being marked by default, since it would be wrong for about half the

With a dropdown box, a blank or "--" default answer is customary (even
for required fields in many cases).  I suppose we could have a default
radio button labelled along the lines of "no answer", but it would
probably strike some people as unusual.

Nathan Eady

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