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Re: Suggestions for HTML5 or further HTML-versions

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 22:24:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Joonas Linde <joonas.linde@googlemail.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907102212260.23663@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

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On Fri, 12 Jun 2009, Joonas Linde wrote:
> done with Scripting. It would be better, if these things would be 
> possible without Scripting, only declarative with HTML / CSS:
> 1. The german library-catalog "KVK"
> (http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/kvk.html) uses JavaScript in Forms,
> to toggle multiple check-boxes on/off by clicking only one check-box.
> In detail: there are inferior check boxes you can toggle on/off. And
> superior check-boxes, that toggle on/off a group of other check-boxes,
> with just one activation/deactivation of this superior check-box.

This is on the list for features for next version. Right now we're waiting 
for the features already specified in HTML5 to be implemented first, so 
that we don't get too far ahead of implementations.

> 2. Often JavaScript is used to expand/collapse parts of a form (e.g. in 
> Mail-Forms to expand/collaps the CC- and BCC-field.

HTML5 has a <details> element for this.

> 3. And JavaScript is often used to mark the active text-box (from many 
> text-boxes) with a colored line around it or something like that (e.g. 
> in GoogleMail).

CSS can now do this with a :focus rule.

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