I have a small form for a search function. There is a "Search By"
select in the form and, depending on the option selected in "Search By", a related "Search For"
select is generated with respective
Both of these
select fields are required for the search. Is there any reason for the
select have have a "placeholder"
option with an empty
value, displaying placeholder text like, "Please select a value"?
Since the field is required, it seems like this forces, perhaps, unnecessary clicks, however if the fields are defaulted to legitimate values, the user may not realize more options exist to filter the search.