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textbox vs. textarea

From: T. V. Raman <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 07:27:11 -0700
Message-ID: <15188.19263.939995.825455@bubbles.almaden.ibm.com>
To: "Roman Huditsch" <r.huditsch@hico.com>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>
it'll be in the next version of the spec.
We went back and forth on this as a group --
the reasoning was  that whether something was shown in a
window 1 line high and 30 characters wide vs 
3 lines and 80 chars was a presentation/style attribute.

We've however concluded after examining this issue further
that there is more than presentation when the author says
<<textarea>
for instance it's conveying the semantics that the author
expects the user to type in more than a few characters
--thus helping to distinguish the body of an email from its
headers.

The version of the UI draft therefore calls these controls 
<input> and <textarea>
>>>>> "Roman" == Roman Huditsch <r.huditsch@hico.com> writes:

    Roman> Hi again!  Reading the specification again, I
    Roman> missed the possibility of declaring a textarea as
    Roman> in HTML. Is ther a way in Xforms to display a
    Roman> textbox, which has for example rows=10, cols=50 ?
    Roman> Thanks and best regards, Roman

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--raman
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