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RE: [whatwg] several messages about the HTML syntax

From: Křištof Želechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 05:37:47 +0200
To: "'Leif Halvard Silli'" <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: "'Maurice'" <maurice@thymeonline.com>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000401c8a9aa$6b8e9520$4d01010a@IBM42F76C011DF>

The only way to provide a long description without scripting is to make a
hyperlink to it next to the control.  This clutters the user interface and
should be avoided; however, Web applications that are complex enough to
require such long descriptions on controls can hardly do anything without
scripting so this question is rather scholastic.
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Leif Halvard Silli [mailto:lhs@malform.no] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:25 AM
To: Křištof Želechovski
Cc: 'Maurice'; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] several messages about the HTML syntax

Křištof Želechovski 2008-04-28 21.30:
> If browsers displayed the long description like this the authors would
stay
> away from this because it would be very hard to customize.  Your picture
> corresponds to a mouse-over event handler revealing a hidden section with
> some useful information, something that is readily available and best done
> with JavaScript.
>   

And how do you do that without JavaScript. That's the question.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2008 03:42:19 UTC

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