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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problem with HTML datalist tag
Date Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:14:59 GMT
On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 11:09 AM, barry kimelman <>

> Hello,
> my laptop at the office is windows 7 with internet explorer 10.
> our apache server is version 2.2.3 running on a Linux system.
> I have a small HTML test file with a <datalist> tag that works fine when
> runlocally through the browser.
> However when I send the file up to the apache server and then attempt to
> display the web page with the <datalist> tag it does not display correctly.
> I just see an input box with the contents of the datalist tag choices
> displayed beside it. I have checked the apache error log and there was no
> entry of any klind for my web page. Why does the apache web server somehow
> manage to mess up my simple little web page which is as follows :
> <HTML>
> <HEAD>
> <TITLE>Datalist</TITLE>
> </HEAD>
> <BODY>
> <H1>Datalist</H1>
> <input type="text" name="product" list="productName"/>
> <datalist id="productName">
>     <option value="Pen">Pen</option>
>     <option value="Stapler">Stapler</option>
>     <option value="Pencil">Pencil</option>
>     <option value="Eraser">Eraser</option>
>     <option value="Paper">Paper</option>
> </datalist>
> </BODY>
> </HTML>
If you suspect that it is a web server issue, use browser developer tools
to confirm that the data and content-type of the file is sent as expected.
Presumably it is sent bit for bit the same, but there is a chance that some
metadata is wrong, such as if you are using a non-standard file extension
for the media type or your server is strangely configured.

Otherwise, you could probably get better help from a HTML-related group.

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