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Re: Tabbed Interfaces in CSS

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 00:46:26 -0400
Message-ID: <49F295A2.60907@mit.edu>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> It would work exactly like adding or removing a radio button from the
> DOM, I would think.

That's not actually that desirable. The behavior of radio buttons is 
pretty complicated, has a number of legacy quirks to it, is pretty much 
algorithmically slow by design, and differs in different browsers (the 
above qualities just describe the parts that different browsers actually 
agree on).

> (I suppose it's possible that it's handled badly, but then that just
> means that radio buttons themselves aren't implemented well and have
> an issue that needs fixing.  Again, haven't tested anything.)

I don't think the interoperable parts of radio button behavior, even the 
crappy ones, can be changed without breaking sites.  That doesn't mean 
we should copy them over wholesale, necessarily.

-Boris
Received on Saturday, 25 April 2009 04:47:17 GMT

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