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Relevant Dropdown

A HTML5 datalist polyfill that depends on jQuery and Modernizr.

Datalist browser support (Dec 2011) is Firefox 4+, Opera 10.6+, and IE 10. It's reasonable that you'd want WebKit support. So. This.


Markup like this. IMPORTANT, use value attribute not text.

<input type="search" list="states" placeholder="Find U.S. State">

<datalist id="states">
    <option value="Alabama">
    <option value="Alaska">
  <!-- all states -->

You'll need the scripts:

<script src=""></script>
<script src="js/modernizr.custom.50983.js"></script>
<script src="js/relevant-dropdown.js"></script>

On Line 12 of the relevant-dropdown.js file you can change the ID to your own search input's ID.


  • Make better
  • Plugize / work on multiple inputs
  • Better IE styling
  • Might be able to remove Modernizr and just test for support of list attribute in element
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