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modal dialogs/overlays/lighboxes

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:02:14 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTimbVut-afkmi1SBtVxJbhYB-MH_rA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "Edward O'Connor" <hober0@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi guys,
read you comments on IRC (
http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20110616#l-148)

"<hober> Hixie: I think stev'e content attribute is totally broken"

Please improve/fix I don't much care for the specifics as long as it fixes
the brokenness of the many current attempts to fake UI widgets.

"<hober> I'm leaning toward writing a zero-edit CP that says basically
"there are valid use cases, but the other CP's proposal is woefully
underspecified and broken, and to do it right would require a lot of work.
let's punt until html.next"

the reason the CP arose was to get the feature in the spec spec sooner
rather than at some unspecified point in the future, as from my experience
reveiwing web apps on a daily basis, its a ubiquitous design pattern that
provides accessibility issues due to developers not bothering to provide
keyboard access or providing incorrect keyboard access or the keyboard
access not working across browsers...

"<Hixie> i plan to be doing something along those lines in the coming weeks"

great to hear

"# <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20110616#l-162> [01:47] <Hixie>
hober: i expect we can probably do something pretty simple that hits the
majority of use cases
# <http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20110616#l-163> [01:47] <Hixie>
hober: but first i need to figure out what the use cases are :-)"


below are some examples: of dialog/overlay/lighbox widgets:
http://flowplayer.org/tools/overlay/index.html
http://alloy.liferay.com/deploy/demos/dialog/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/glow/docs/1.5/furtherinfo/widgets/overlay/
http://rightjs.org/ui/dialog/demo
http://jqueryui.com/demos/dialog/
http://download.dojotoolkit.org/release-0.4.2/dojo-0.4.2p1-widget/tests/widget/test_Dialog.html
http://www.sencha.com/examples/pages/window/hello.html
http://www.sencha.com/examples/pages/window/dialog.html
http://www.sencha.com/examples/pages/window/accordion.html
http://dev.sencha.com/deploy/ext-4.0.2a/examples/window/window.html
http://leandrovieira.com/projects/jquery/lightbox/
http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox/
http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/examples/container/panel.html
http://reghellin.com/milkbox/
http://bertramakers.com/moolabs/imagezoom.php
http://www.aryweb.nl/projects/MooDialog/

-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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