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Re: Styling Controls (was: native elements versus scripted)

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 08:31:45 -0500
Message-ID: <m2s643cc0271004070631pa3c7e3a1s96ff0c2ce8b2648d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:36 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Apr 6, 2010, at 11:05 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:00 AM, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>> If the lack of styling ability on certain proposed elements is seen as a
>>> significant issue, and the relevant parties are expressing interest in
>>> working together to resolve these problems, then I see this as a very
>>> good
>>> thing indeed. And if it was your Change Proposals that spurred on this
>>> discussion, then thank you Shelley for moving the ball forward, even if
>>> inadvertently.
>>>
>>
>> No, no, I really don't want credit for this. Maciej deserves all the
>> credit.
>>
>>> It will be interesting indeed to hear what the CSS WG has to say in this
>>> matter, and whether any progress can be made here. I note that Maciej is
>>> copying his thoughts to the www-style list for further discussion there,
>>> so I look forward to seeing what comes next.
>>>
>>
>> Yes, I will be curious to see the CSS WG's reactions to this sudden
>> and intense desire to style form elements.
>
> At least in the case of the WebKit project, interest in styling form
> controls is not sudden. As I mentioned in an earlier email, it's something
> we've been working on in our implementation for years.
>
> However, your analysis of the tradeoffs between built-in semantic elements
> and hand-rolled controls, as well as the WebKit project's recent progress on
> implementing new HTML5 form controls, has made these issues much more
> salient.
>

Which of the new form elements and declarative elements has Webkit
implemented? Are they in the nightlies? Is this documented somewhere?

> Regards,
> Maciej
>
>

Shelley
Received on Wednesday, 7 April 2010 13:32:18 UTC

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