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Re: textbox vs. textarea

From: Ting Kian Yeow <chetky1005@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 03:03:10 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20010718100310.69311.qmail@web20007.mail.yahoo.com>
To: tvraman@almaden.ibm.com, Roman Huditsch <r.huditsch@hico.com>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
pLEASE uNSUBSCRIBE ME TO YOUR BORING TREND OF EMAILS.
I DUN UNDERSTAND OF WHAT YOU ALL ARE TALKING ABOUT.

THANKS

--- "T. V. Raman" <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com> wrote:
> 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
> 
>     >> Roman Huditsch (RH )
>     >>
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