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Re: Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 02:13:55 -0700
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <84C16F3B-FAB5-40C6-93A8-BBC614F3E110@apple.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On Sep 1, 2009, at 2:02 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Tue, 01 Sep 2009 07:29:44 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak  
> <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>> I agree that styleability is important in this case. Particularly  
>> so because many sites have been forced to build their own date  
>> pickers, and would want to continue to reflect the site branding. I  
>> wonder if Opera has experience to share here (I believe they have  
>> implemented all the date inputs). Is there author interest? Is the  
>> implementation stylable, or is the implementation conducive to  
>> adding styling?
>
> I believe date pickers is one of the more popular features (though  
> before it's going to be used there need to be more implementations),  
> but styling in Opera is currently not possible and authors do really  
> want that.
>
> We should really provide a way to do styling for controls, but so  
> far nobody has been tackling that problem.

Perhaps it's time to start a spec on form control styling. In WebKit,  
we've found that CSS styling plus control-specific pseudo-elements can  
go a long way. Would such a spec more appropriately be an HTML WG  
product or a CSS WG product?

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 09:14:40 GMT

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