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Re: wrap="physical"

From: Jukka Korpela <jukka.korpela@tieke.fi>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 21:09:23 +0200
Message-ID: <621574AE86FAD3118D1D0000E22138A95BDF55@TIEKE1>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org '" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

> read through a few postings going back to 96 and inferred that it had 
> been removed...

No, as David explained, wrap="physical" was never part of any HTML
specification. As far as I know, it was never even proposed. And
actually it would work against the way textarea elements have
always been intended to work: to allow input of multiple lines
with no limit on line length.

I'm not sure whether there are particular _accessibility_ issues
involved. But there's a long explanation of the history of the
wrap attribute for textarea at
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/forms/textarea.html#impl

Jukka Korpela
Received on Sunday, 17 November 2002 14:10:01 GMT

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