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[Bug 10916] Add a new <control> element to convey the common semantics of a script enabled UI control

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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:58:48 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10916

--- Comment #7 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 2010-10-04 17:58:48 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> The main use case is for editing tools. Browsers wouldn't be expected to do
> anything with the element - on the contrary they should be discouraged from
> doing anything special with the element.

What are some specific things an editing tool could do with the knowledge that
an element is a control, but without knowing anything more specific about its
behavior or semantics (since those are presumably still specific to individual
scripting libraries)?

Or, if this is meant to be used with a specific scripting library known to the
editing tool, rather than generic to any scripting library, it seems like the
scripting library and editing tool could come to a private arrangement on how
to convey this info (e.g. with data-* attributes or specific use of class
names).

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