What's the best and most intuitive way to have a user enter a height value in feet and inches into a web form? The major choices seem to be:
- Have one text field where they can enter values. This becomes a moderately complex parsing problem if more than one or two formats are allowed, but it's doable.
- Have two text fields, one for feet and one for inches.
- Have two dropdowns, one for feet and one for inches. This disallows fractional inch values, though, unless there are lots of options in the inches dropdown.
I suppose this question also concerns entering any data item that is often seen as multi-part (phone numbers).