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Re: HTML and Input Text elements

From: Tim Bagot <tsb@earth.li>
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 09:45:25 +0000 (UTC)
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On Fri, 14 May 1999, Steve Johnson wrote:

> This is just a suggestion for future versions of HTML... unless of
> course there's something I've been missing this whole time :-)
> 
> One thing that has continually driven me crazy when creating forms is
> the absence of a 'width=' attribute on the text input fields.  I know a
> 'size=' attribute exists, but this is specific to the font size, and
> I've never been satisfied with the results.  I would love to be able to
> specify the width of an input text element in percent, much the same as
> I can specify table widths or cell widths, or even image widths.  I
> suppose for completeness, a 'height=' attribute could be added, but I
> don't believe it's necessary.
> 
> Have I missed something, or is this a valid suggestion?

If you really want to specify the graphical width of an input field, this
is probably better done with style sheets.

Tim Bagot
Received on Tuesday, 18 May 1999 05:45:38 GMT

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