Enhancements to html forms

Simon Cox (S.Cox@solo.ned.dem.csiro.au)
Tue, 28 Nov 1995 10:02:33 +0800


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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 10:02:33 +0800
To: www-html@w3.org
From: S.Cox@solo.ned.dem.csiro.au (Simon Cox)
Subject: Enhancements to html forms 

I've recently been developing some applications# using cgi to invoke
some legacy software on our server and convert the output into html.
Part of this has involved writing/customizing a "GUI" for the software
using html-forms.  A few extra capabilities would make this a whole lot
easier:  namely

*  a "slider" or "dial" widget to select a value from a continuous range;
*  multiple clicks on an ismap image, eg to outline an area;
*  nested elements in a single form - essentially giving "pop-up" menu
functionality, but _before_ submitting the form;
*  drag and drop ... (probably not)

I've checked the brief description of html v3 on
http://www.w3.org/pub/MarkUp/html3/forms.html
and it appears that the first two items are already on the books in some
manner,
called INPUT TYPE=range, INPUT TYPE=scribble,
(though I tried putting a "range" controller in a form and
it wasn't recognised by our version of Netscape).

I think I saw the nested forms in working documents somewhere
but I can't locate it now.  Can anyone help?  If not, then how do
I suggest it?

NB.  I'm a newbie to this list so I hope I'm not re-treading old ground
too much.  I did check the archives and couldn't find anything covering this.

# If you want to take a look, try
URL=http://www.ned.dem.csiro.au/AGCRC/4dgm/grasslinks/

Thanks for your help                    Simon Cox

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