Re: Automatic Entry and Forms

Ka-Ping Yee (kryee@novice.uwaterloo.ca)
Sun, 25 Feb 1996 17:44:06 -0500 (EST)


Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 17:44:06 -0500 (EST)
From: Ka-Ping Yee <kryee@novice.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: Automatic Entry and Forms 
To: Adam Jack <ajack@corp.micrognosis.com>
Cc: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>,
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960225122837.22641A-100000@singhi>
Message-Id: <Pine.3.87.9602251706.A28909-0100000@novice.uwaterloo.ca>

As a side note --

On Sun, 25 Feb 1996, Adam Jack wrote:
> 
> Imagine a form that has a large number of trailing <BR>'s before a TEXT
> (not HIDDEN) input field. Can a browser guarantee that the user has
> scrolled so far down and verified that they wish the data sent?

Of course, such behaviour as expanding multiple <BR> tags to multiple
blank lines is simply wrong.  The above caveat is another practical
argument against it -- yet day after day we continue to work with user
agents that are broken in this fashion.


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