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[Bug 8674] Add popup as a value for the type attribute for menu element

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Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 12:01:53 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8674


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-07 12:01:52 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: We can't change the default, since that would break back-compat.

As far as I can tell, the suggested type=popup is exactly what a <menu> nested
in a type=toolbar <menu> would do per spec today:

   <menu>
      <menu type=toolbar label="...">
        ...
      </menu>
   </menu>

Originally IIRC you could do what you describe  basically one of the options
was that <menu> would turn into a button. However, it's not clear that that
kind of UI is actually something we want to encourage outside of a toolbar,
which is why it ended up being made just a feature of the toolbar (much like
how submenus are a feature of a context menu).


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