Re: SELECT NEST proposal

Simon Cox (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 14:38:53 -0500

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Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 14:38:53 -0500
From: Simon Cox <>
Subject: Re: SELECT NEST proposal

MegaZone wrote:
> You know how you can nest lists with most windowing systems?  ...
> I'd like to see that for SELECT lists in HTML and I think it can be done
> so that it will not break current browsers.  I'm no SGML wiz, so if I messed
> up the DTD fragment please correct me.
> What do you think sirs?

- & "madams", I should think.  

I like it - it fulfills one of my suggestions for extending 
forms, posted to this list a month or so ago.  Maybe I should 
have used a different "Subject" to get more attention ...

Now, what about (ii) sliders and dials,  (iii) multi-click imagemaps.  

Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> Hmm. You know what I'd rather have? Dynamic lists. I know JavaScript can do
> actions upon popup selection, but I'd rather do server-side scripting.
> When "category2" is selected from the "cat" list, the browser will send
> "cat2top.cgi?cat=category2" to the server. That CGI will return an HTML
> snippet to replace the "topic" list with topics 4-6.

Too slow - send it all to the client - this really 
isn't too much to ask of the browser.  
Dr Simon Cox - Australian Geodynamics Cooperative Research Centre
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