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Re: [css-forms] Some thoughts

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 18:57:41 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200404091757.i39Hvf605129@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> For some time now, I have been thinking about a CSS specification which 
> defines exactly what is and what isn't allowed when someone wants to 
> style web forms.

CSS has always been about hinting, rather than absolute specification,
and the behaviour is further constrained by display medium limitations and
user physical and virtual (browser dialogue settings) style sheets.
HTML is not an appropriate technology where designers want guaranteed
repeatable behaviour.

In particular, for forms, there is a real expectation, but from simplicity
of implementation, and usability (users don't want to, and most are
unable to, learn different users interfaces for each web site), that
native platform controls should be used.

For tight control of user interfaces, I would suggest using .NET instead.
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