Easy and Quick Solution for Repetitive Forms

Ben Combee (combee@sso-austin.sps.mot.com)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 10:20:13 -0600 (CST)


From: combee@sso-austin.sps.mot.com (Ben Combee)
Message-Id: <9602191620.AA02499@sso-austin cliffy.sps.mot.com>
Subject: Easy and Quick Solution for Repetitive Forms
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 10:20:13 -0600 (CST)

I've seen the discussion here about standardized entry mechanisms for
forms, and a lot of this seems useful.  However, an 80% solution that
requires no new formats or standards would be to change the browsers
so they would quickly let you fill in a text field with one of a small
set of standard values, generally ones they already know about.

For example, I picture a future version of Microscape Navirena letting
you right click in a text field and from the menu let you choose
insert-name or insert-email.  Poof, the field is filled in.

What do you think?  Anyone want to implement this?  Non-GUI clients or
ones with no extra mouse buttons will have to use a different
mechanism.

-- 
Ben Combee, CAD Software Developer, small language enthusiast, HTML dude
Motorola, Paging Products Group, Strategic Semiconductor Operation--Austin
E-mail: combee@sso-austin.sps.mot.com   Phone: (512) 891-7141