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'textarea' elements are non-replaced

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 23:42:03 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <1A427C09-6766-11D8-A256-000502CB1B77@stickdog.com>

Dec 1, 2003, at 17:04 US/Pacific, Boris Zbarsky wrote to 
<mailto:www-style@w3.org> on 1 Dec 2003 in "Re: [CSS 2.1] overflow of 
replaced elements" (<mid:3FCBE515.4040101@mit.edu>):

> Yes, I realize you consider all form controls to not be replaced 
> elements.  Sorry, that doesn't fly.  If a <textarea> were an 
> inline-block, it would display the text that lives inside it (in 
> textnodes).  That's true only up until the point at which the user 
> starts typing in it -- the question of whether those changes should be 
> reflected in the page's DOM is a little vague, but last I checked with 
> DOM WG people they said they should NOT be.

That is ridiculous. If I edit a 'p' element, its DOM representation 
should change, yes? What makes 'textarea' elements different?

Boris, can you direct me to archived messages from the DOM Working 

Etan Wexler.
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2004 02:51:41 UTC

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