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RE: ? what to do ?

From: Nadjib Amar <nadjib@baileysolutions.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 15:43:56 -0000
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c1985b$4c838c60$0400a8c0@fearless>
It's not a ridiculous request.

However, since the information entered via this tag cannot be held on
the server, why would you want to use it? Can you think of a practical
case where it is useful to allow the user to edit?

All the best,
Nadjib.


-----Original Message-----
From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Robert Koberg
Sent: 08 January 2002 14:44
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.
Received on Tuesday, 8 January 2002 10:39:26 GMT

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