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I can't use the number of <select> that i want in IE 5.5


I have a simple form which contains the following code repeated a certain number of times :

         <select size="1" name="D1">

If i repeat this code 20 times, all work fine.

But if i repeat it 100 times, the select boxes don't display at all in the form
or the display is corrupted with an overlapping of the select boxes.

Is this a known bug  in IE 5.5 (a limited number of select permitted?) and anyway to bypass it???

All work fine if i use Mozilla 1.1

Thanks for the answer
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It seems to be an issue with IE 5.5 (possibly in the DOM implementation). Others have come across it in the past but noone seems to have a work-around.

If you are developing for an intranet, I suggest u standardise the browsers to Mozilla or IE 6. If it's for the WWW then perhaps you could consider breaking the form over several pages.

BTW, here's a link to a cached page of what some others have had to say about this issue in the past:
I'd strongly recommend you break the page. Quite apart from browser considerations, 100 select boxes would be daunting to any user!

Be kind to your readers and offer a few (eg 10-20 at the most) at a time - unless there's a good reason to keep them together, of course.
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