Re: FW: html 4.0

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Fri, 06 Feb 1998 18:21:47 -0500


Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980206182147.009a7530@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 18:21:47 -0500
To: Vanessa Sikkema <Sikkema@bsr.com>, "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
In-Reply-To: <D18D4D2C36CBD011965F0040052DEA131F7C66@server2.bsr.com>
Subject: Re: FW: html 4.0

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At 07:37 AM 06/02/98 -0500, Vanessa Sikkema wrote:
>> While you are working on the 4.0 specs, I have a suggestion:
>> 
>> <option width=[#pixels|%] value="whatever">xx
>> 
>> I am having tremendous difficulty getting my superiors to allow me to
>> use HTML forms simply because they can't line up.  Could you put a
>> width attribute in the option tag?

Cascading Style Sheets [1] already provide this:

option { width: 666% }

though I assume what you really want is

select { width: 666% }

since specifying different widths for options would give quite a mess if 
browsers tried to support it.

[1] http://www.w3.org/Style/css/

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