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Re: SELECT with arbitrary input and buttons with values separated from text is possible?

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Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 04:10:43 +0400 (MSD)
Message-ID: <44567.217.150.32.243.1177632643.webmail@wmail.masterhost.ru>
To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

I am try http://www.orbeon.com/ops/xforms-controls/ in Opera 9, IE 6, and
FF 2.
IE was blasted out in moment, Opera and FF works as far, as JavaScript is
turned on. And
opera has problem with positioning list with choices items.
Without JS Opera nd FF even not switches tabs.

I am surprised about existing of this limitations. As far as i know, browser
don't render input controls by yourself, but uses OS controls library
(WinAPI/MFC, GTK, and so on).

Is a ComboBox with arbitrary input in MFC? I don't know yet, but i trying
to find now.
At least in Inprise's VCL Library ComboBox control can be tuned to allow
arbitrary input
or not.

If i found way to use windows native ComboBox with arbibrary input, i will
suggest to Mozilla
devs group to include this option in Firefox, but i want that feature to
be included in standart too.

I think that simple problems must have simple answers. So i think that
adding one parameter (may be
'arbitrary' or 'allowunlisted') in <select> tab is more suitable then
complex solution with alternative
standarts (XForms) and scripting languages.

One question:
Do you think that feature of allowing arbitrary input in <select> control
is suitable and useful?
Received on Friday, 27 April 2007 00:10:53 GMT

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