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RE: ? what to do ?

From: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 16:04:35 +0100
To: "Robert Koberg" <rob@koberg.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000b01c19855$c95ad5a0$0795e23e@andromedacwh>
Hello,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Robert Koberg
> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 3:44 PM
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: ? what to do ?
>
>
> Hello,
>
> A few weeks ago I had asked about the possibility of putting the
> block-level
> attribute 'contentEditable'[1] into the standard.  There was no
> response on
> that issue.  I was wondering if there was a better place to post the
> question? Can someone address it here?
>
> I don't feel this is a ridiculous request. Didn't TBL envision
> this type of
> thing?
>
> best,
> -Rob
>
> [1] For example:
>
> <!-- edit specific page components -->
> <h1 contentEditable="yes">My title</h1>
> <p contentEditable="yes">The paragraph blah blah blah</p>
>
> or
> <!-- free-form editing -->
> <span contentEditable="yes">
> <h1>My title</h1>
> <p>The paragraph blah blah blah</p>
> </span>
>
> The browser sees that certain parts of the page and allows
> editing. The page
> developer creates a form or (uses javascript to write a form dynamically)
> and assigns the newly revised html to a hidden field which is submitted to
> the server for whatever.

I think it is time to wait what the XForms group will develop for future XML
forms (which probably will replace HTML forms), and anyway, contentEditable
is an attribute that has no structural meaning, so it belongs to CSS, not to
HTML.

Just my 2 cents


Greetings and a happy new year


Christian Hujer
Received on Tuesday, 8 January 2002 10:22:52 GMT

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