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Re: Optgroups

From: <travis@deakin.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 02:42:55 +1100
Message-Id: <200102271542.f1RFgv727701@deakin.edu.au>
To: www-html@w3.org
cc: travis@deakin.edu.au

Mozilla keeps arguing that until it is in the standard they wont 
implement it.  So please put it into the standard.  I understand that 
putting nestable optgroups causes ambiguity in the standard so just 
define which way the ambiguity goes and be done with it.  :)

We are getting around this on mozilla only by using XBL (which is unreal)
but is very much useless for any of our thousands of users who don't use
Mozilla.

By having optgroups backwards compatible then we can code for a more 
aesthetic appearance while still maintaining compatibilty with older 
browsers.

	 >Note. Implementors are advised that future versions of HTML may exten
	 >d the
	 >grouping mechanism to allow for nested groups (i.e., OPTGROUP element
	 >s may
	 >nest). This will allow authors to represent a richer hierarchy of cho
	 >ices.
	 >
	 >This is located on http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/forms.htm
	 >l
	 >
	 >I don't see why this wasn't just put in the standard. There are many 
	 >people
	 >requesting that feature on Mozilla even though it isn't part of the s
	 >tandard
	 >yet.
	 >

Travis Freeland

Systems Section Leader
Information Technology Services
Deakin University
travis@deakin.edu.au
Received on Tuesday, 27 February 2001 10:43:14 GMT

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