The situation is as follows: the user types in their search term (e.g. "pneumonia") in a text box and hits enter. The matching results of this search are presented in a vertically scrollable results list. These results are presented alphabetically (e.g. as below)
- acute pneumonia
- chronic pneumonia
- community acquired pneumonia
- seasonal pneumonia
All of these results are valid, and could be selected by the user. But we want to highlight the single, exact result match (in this case, item (4) in the results list). What is the best way to do this - bearing in mind that the exact match will very likely be way down the list and mean that the user has to scroll to see it ?
Do we automatically position the scroll-bar so this exact match is positioned to display in the visible results list ? Do we put this exact match to the top of the results list - like having a secondary results list for this single result, like adding USA to top of list of drop-down countries ? Or another idea ?