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Re: input box sizing for query boxs

From: John Russell <ve3ll@cogeco.ca>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 17:21:26 -0400
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <3F104396.11657.2E277@localhost>

Just noticed that i forgot the demo...  the fix should not be that difficult!

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head><title>Input Box Sizing Test</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<style type="text/css">input.sized {width:300px}</style>
</head>
<body>
<h1>Input Box Sizing Test</h1>
<form name="form1" action="?" method="post">
<input name="in1" type="input" />
</form>
<p>The first box is the default one</p>

<form name="form2" action="?" method="post">
<input name="in2" type="input" size="10"/>
</form>
<p>The second box has a size attribute of 10</p>

<form name="form3" action="?" method="post">
<input name="in3" type="input" class="sized"/>
</form>
<p>The third box has a css property of 300pixels</p>
</body></html>


On 12 Jul 2003 at 16:34, John Russell wrote:

Date forwarded: 	Sat, 12 Jul 2003 16:33:40 -0400 (EDT)
From:           	"John Russell" <ve3ll@cogeco.ca>
To:             	www-amaya@w3.org
Date sent:      	Sat, 12 Jul 2003 16:34:24 -0400
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Priority:       	normal
Subject:        	input box sizing for query boxs
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Many sites use input boxes to accept data for submission to a 
site search utility.   However the following simple test program will
show that Amaya 8.1a  offers no control over the sizing of this control.
Older programs use the size attribute and newer ones the width property
to design clean forms. these re messed up by Amaya. Note how the go
button is presented when you view the site search on w3.org with any 
other browser ... then observe what happens with amaya.... and this is the
tip of the iceberg.... Is it not possible to get attributes (circa 1990's) and
css1 properties (circa 2000) working correctly. Some of the Amaya page
blurbs seem like they are written by advertising firms  or Bush's speech 
writers ((( now that is harsh -- your blurbs are not blatent lies ;-] ;-]  )))
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John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll (2 L's as in LLAMA)
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