Enhancements to FORMs

Simon Cox (S.Cox@solo.ned.dem.csiro.au)
Sun, 01 Sep 1996 10:54:00 -0400

Message-Id: <3229A388.1505@ned.dem.csiro.au>
Date: Sun, 01 Sep 1996 10:54:00 -0400
From: Simon Cox <S.Cox@solo.ned.dem.csiro.au>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Enhancements to FORMs

Gregory A. Smith said:
> Would someone please read and comment on my proposal for a
> multi-column SELECT element?

Gregory - there are many, many ways in which it is possible to 
imagine FORMS being enhanced.  
I suggested a few myself a while ago even (sliders/dials, multi-click 
windows, and cascading/pull-right selection windows).  Your 
multi-column idea is another valid one (though I'd like to be able 
to select just one field rather than a whole row).  

My impression is that FORMS are not being developed or considered 
much these days, particularly since JAVA came along.  
I think this is a shame, since FORMS offered a relatively simple 
method of scripting inter- or intranet hosted GUI's onto a variety 
of legacy applications (such as databases), particularly by people 
like me who have not been able to find the time to learn OO programming. 
Dr Simon Cox - Australian Geodynamics Cooperative Research Centre
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