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

Yannick Sadler (spoutnik@video30.com)
Tue, 03 Sep 1996 18:05:00 -0400


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Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 18:05:00 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Yannick Sadler <spoutnik@video30.com>
Subject: Re: PROPOSAL FOR A MULTI-COLUMN SELECT ELEMENT WITHIN A FORM

More comments on the multi-column proposal...

As Galactus stated, 

1.I agree that TITLE should be used in MSELECT; <CAPTION>foo bar</CAPTION>,
I think is more apropriate.
2.The number of MD tags shouldn't need to match the number of column
defined. The browser should interpret the missing elements as empty ones.

Also, in the <MSELECT> I would like to see a field (maybe RESULT) that
indicate the default column of the value that sould be returned. The default
result column could be overriden by a VALUE parameter in OPTION in each line:

        <MSELECT NAME="theList" SIZE=4 RESULT=2><CAPTION>My List</CAPTION>
        <MH>ID<MH>Name<MH>Email
        <OPTION>001<MD>Goofy<MD>goofy@disney.com
        <OPTION>002<MD>Mickey<MD>mickey@disney.com
        <OPTION VALUE="Arnold">003<MD>Terminator<MD>T1000@skynet.com
        </MSELECT>

        So, if a select the first one it will return "Goofy", the second
"Mickey" and the third "Arnold". This is not a must but could be usefull.

                                        Yannick Sadler

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