Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 13:55:25 +1100 From: Steve <Steve.Ball@pastime.anu.edu.au> Message-Id: <199511280255.NAA01299@jewels-e.anu.edu.au> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Enhancements to html forms Cc: S.Cox@solo.ned.dem.csiro.au Simon wrote: > 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) > Attaching a client-side script (aka applet) to the form is a general way of achieving your aims. The latest release of SurfIt!, v0.4a, has support for client-side scripting for forms. Check out: http://pastime.anu.edu.au/SurfIt/ Unfortunately, applet-enabled browsers are not in wide deployment as yet, but it looks like they will be in time (Java-enabled browsers at any rate...) Steve Ball, PASTIME Project, ACSys CRC, ANU E-mail: Steve.Ball@pastime.anu.edu.au Ph. +61 6 2495146 Snail-mail: Canberra ACT 0200, AUSTRALIA He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!