Re: PROPOSAL FOR A MULTI-COLUMN SELECT ELEMENT WITHIN A FORM FIELD

Greg A. Smith (gasmith@advtech.uswest.com)
Tue, 03 Sep 1996 11:32:28 -0600


Message-ID: <322C6BAC.7065@advtech.uswest.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 11:32:28 -0600
From: "Greg A. Smith" <gasmith@advtech.uswest.com>
To: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
CC: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: PROPOSAL FOR A MULTI-COLUMN SELECT ELEMENT WITHIN A FORM FIELD 

Daniel W. Connolly wrote:
> 
> In message <32271BDE.52FD@advtech.uswest.com>, "Greg A. Smith" writes:
> >PROPOSAL FOR A MULTI-COLUMN SELECT ELEMENT WITHIN A FORM FIELD
> >
> >One of the areas where HTML Forms have tremendous potential is
> >as platform-independent front-ends to relational database
> >systems.  One thing that has held back this potential is the
> >lack of sufficient elements for displaying multi-column
> >query results in a FORM field's SELECT element.
> 
> Form enhancements are definitely on our "TODO" list:
>         http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/Activity
> 
> This is an interestig proposal. We have kicked ideas like
> this around at length, but we never found something that was
> worth the effort of doing. All our ieas seemed overly comples.
> 
> But our ideas involved multicolumn editable text, more like
> a spreadsheet.
> 
> Are you saying all you need is a multicolumn pick list? You
> don't need the text to be editable?
> 
Yes, the MSELECT OPTION rows would not be editable.

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