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Rule n° 92 - The lists of form options are presented in an identifiable order.

It is difficult to find your way around quickly in a list presented in bulk. Providing a logical classification is a simple and immediate help for the user.

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  • Give users fast access to the item they want in a list.
  • Improve the accessibility of content for people with disabilities.


  • Present the items in an identifiable order, for example alphabetical or chronological order.


For each drop-down list containing several items

  • Check, for each select list, that the option elements appear in an identifiable order (alphabetical, numerical, chronological, thematic, etc.).

The verification is carried out manually by visually checking the order of the elements within each select element.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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