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Re: Submitting comments form within the spec itself

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 21:53:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907252151400.15342@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 25 Jul 2009, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > 
> > Well, anyone's free to include their name in the comment text, I 
> > guess, but it rather takes away from the simplicity of the thing if we 
> > start adding more fields to the form.
> 
> You may be right. However, I suspect people are quite used to having a 
> content field plus an optional name field for pretty much any kind of 
> comment form - blog comments, forum systems, etc. So name+content seems 
> like an equally reasonable simple place to stop, as just having a 
> content field. The systems seems pretty good in any case.

Since the output would just jam the person's name into the same field as 
the comment anyway, I haven't added the name field. If anyone wants to 
provide an alternative mechanism for the W3C version of the spec, though, 
please do feel free to do so, including this field if it is considered a 
good idea. That way people have more choice. :-) (The way I did it for the 
WHATWG relies on CGI scripts, which I don't have permission to run on the 
W3C site.)

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