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RE: textbox vs. textarea

From: Ting Kian Yeow <chetky1005@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 03:03:27 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20010718100327.49933.qmail@web20003.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Josef Dietl <josef@mozquito.com>, Roman Huditsch <r.huditsch@hico.com>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
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THANKS

--- Josef Dietl <josef@mozquito.com> wrote:
> Roman,
> 
> I'm glad we agree about the CSS approach.
> 
> Yes, I do have an idea when the next draft should be
> there. But I hope
> for your patience and understanding: While we do our
> best to keep our
> internal timelines, plenty of things beyond our
> power can creep up and
> spoil the plans. For that reason, we are not going
> to make public
> promises, instead we will announce every new
> specification to this
> mailing list as soon as it's public. To give you a
> feeling of the orders
> of magnitude: There is a W3C rule that every Working
> Group must publish
> a new specification approximately every three
> months. For the reasons
> given above, this rule is not strictly enforced.
> Some groups are faster,
> others are slower.
> 
> While this is a fairly soft statement, I hope it
> does the job for the
> time being.
> 
> Josef
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Roman Huditsch [mailto:r.huditsch@hico.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 1:04 PM
> > To: Josef Dietl
> > Cc: www-forms@w3.org
> > Subject: AW: textbox vs. textarea
> > 
> > 
> > Well I think too that using CSS properties would
> be the best 
> > way to make
> > sure that every browser (or nearly every browser)
> displays 
> > the boxes as
> > the "programmer" would like them to be. 
> > Do you know how long it will approximately take
> until a new 
> > realease of
> > the XForms-spec.?
> > 
> > Yours,
> > Roman
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: Josef Dietl [mailto:josef@mozquito.com]
> > Gesendet: Dienstag, 17. Juli 2001 12:55
> > An: Roman Huditsch; www-forms@w3.org
> > Betreff: RE: textbox vs. textarea
> > 
> > 
> > Hi Roman,
> > 
> > as per yesterday's telephone conference, I am
> temporary officially
> > responsible to organize the information flow
> between this mailing list
> > and the XForms Working Group. Please consider the
> reply given below my
> > personal opinion until it is confirmed by the
> Working Group 
> > next Monday.
> > 
> > To answer your question: No, there is no way to
> declare that a textbox
> > has rows=10 and cols=50. This mechanism of
> specifying sizes has turned
> > out to be inflexible to say the least.
> ("Unreliable" is another term
> > that comes to mind.) Main difficulties were
> charset dependencies and
> > internationalization concerns.
> > 
> > We have settled to define the size of the textbox
> through the 
> > usual CSS
> > mechaisms and the constraints (length, allowed
> characters etc.) in the
> > model. As far as I know, you can approximate the
> "old" effect by
> > specifying <textbox style="width:50ex;
> height:10em" ...>. Other units
> > (e.g. cm or %) will obviously be more reliable.
> > The remaining open question that we are aware of
> is how to specify
> > wrapping / non-wrapping boxes. If there is more to
> do or the 
> > solution is
> > unsatisfactory for you, please let us now.
> > 
> > I will confirm or correct this message around 24
> July.
> > 
> > Josef
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Roman Huditsch
> [mailto:r.huditsch@hico.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 12:18 PM
> > > To: www-forms@w3.org
> > > Subject: textbox vs. textarea
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Hi again!
> > > 
> > > Reading the specification again, I missed the
> possibility of 
> > > declaring a
> > > textarea as in HTML. Is ther a way in Xforms to
> display a 
> > > textbox, which
> > > has for example rows=10, cols=50 ?
> > > Thanks and best regards,
> > > Roman
> > > 
> > > > Roman Huditsch (RH ) 
> > > > 
> > > 
> >
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