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Form elements

From: Schalk Neethling <schalk@alliedbridge.com>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 00:10:59 +0200
Message-ID: <46575EF3.2080806@alliedbridge.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Hey All,

Myself and a colleague have done some tests regarding forms. Form in 
general are HELL for developers and designers. Why can we not ensure 
that all form elements that are not already block level be block level. 
The majority of web users prefer to have forms laid out:

label
form element

label
form element

I know this can be done easily with CSS but, when users access a site 
and do not have CSS available forms get very messed up. I believe each 
form element should be block level by default. We should not have to use 
<br> to ensure our forms display correctly for all.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this? Some form elements are block 
level by default, why not make all of them block level by default?

Looking forward to your thoughts.
Schalk
Received on Friday, 25 May 2007 22:11:03 UTC

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