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[Bug 13608] Add <menuitem> element

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Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:23:52 +0000
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--- Comment #26 from Jan Varga <jan.varga@gmail.com> 2011-11-22 10:23:51 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #24)
> It's not "extended" syntax. That's the point. It's the existing features of
> HTML, like <a>, <button>, <select>, etc, used for their existing semantics, in
> a way that can have graceful degradation in legacy UAs, and defined in such a
> way that they all expose a uniform front and can therefore be used to display a
> consistent UI either in context menus or in toolbars.
> Creating a new element for this is just unnecessary. (<command> itself is
> unnecessary here, but is interesting because it later will allow us to create
> commands that are defined once but exposed in multiple places via reference.)

Ok, so my personal opinion is what I already mentioned.

If we add support for <a>, <button>, <select>, etc, then <menuitem> is useless.
Otherwise <menuitem> is much easier to use.

So the question is, do we want to support existing elements ?

It seems that implementation in webkit got lower prioritty, they are not
actively working on it.

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