Should a filtering dropdown appear in the UI when the content to filter (list of items) is empty?
For example there are two tabs in one page that represent two categories of items. In the content area of the tabs the user can see a list of items and use a dropdown filter to sort them.
If the content one of the tabs is empty, should the filter still be part of the UI? (Obviously there's a message to indicate the user there are no items available.)