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Re: HTML Form attributes

From: Francesco Iovine <f.iovine@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:22:11 +0200
Message-ID: <CALE=BGQ=5xTqVwPiGJ4C1Wbe3coAqxx7t-i2TktU6C+aNQpTLA@mail.gmail.com>
To: WebPlatform Community <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Cc: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>, Chris Mills <cmills@mozilla.com>
Hi all,

last Saturday at the Amsterdam Doc Sprint, Scott and I had the opportunity
to talk a bit about how to improve the Wiki in HTML Elements and Attributes.

In short, we have to delve deeper into "applies to" and "property applies
to" fields, anyway we agreed on the following:

   - each HTML attribute should be linked to one or more HTML elements (not
   DOM Elements), and the User/Contributor should have the possibility to
   specify which elements the attribute applies to
   - each HTML elements should list automatically all the attributes which
   can applies to it
   - each HTML Element should inherit from a DOM Element

This is just the first step, anyway it should solve most of the problems I
encountered in working on the HTML5 Form Attributes pages.

Cheers,

Francesco <https://twitter.com/franciov>


On 25 September 2013 22:57, Francesco Iovine <f.iovine@gmail.com> wrote:

> Just to let you know the associated issues:
>
> http://project.webplatform.org/content/issues/65
> http://project.webplatform.org/content/issues/67
>
> Cheers,
>
> Francesco <https://twitter.com/franciov>
>
>
> On 11 September 2013 20:06, Francesco Iovine <f.iovine@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> at the last Doc Sprint in Zurich I started working on HTML Form
>> attributes and found out that there seems to be a lack of consistency in
>> WebPlatform's URL structure for HTML attribute pages.
>>
>> Here are some examples:
>>
>>    1. the "value" attribute has no general page html/attributes/value<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/value> and
>>    has a page for each element it applies:
>>    html/attributes/value_(input_elements<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/value_%28input_elements%29>
>>    ), html/attributes/value_(textarea_element<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/value_%28textarea_element%29>
>>    ), html/attributes/value_(button_element<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/value_%28button_element%29>
>>    ), html/attributes/value_(HTMLProgressElement<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/value_%28HTMLProgressElement%29>
>>    ), html/attributes/value_(param_element<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/value_%28param_element%29>
>>    ), html/attributes/value_(li_element<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/value_%28li_element%29>).
>>    Moreover, using the WP search tool there's no results matching the
>>    query "value" <http://docs.webplatform.org/w/index.php?search=value>.
>>
>>    2. the "type" attribute page for the HTML Input element has the
>>    following (different) structure: html/elements/input/type<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/elements/input/type>.
>>    It's located in the "elements" subtree and contains a list of the possible
>>    values of the "type" attribute: each item of the list links to a page with
>>    a URL structure like following: html/elements/input/type/button<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/elements/input/type/button>
>>    , html/elements/input/type/checkbox<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/elements/input/type/checkbox>
>>    , html/elements/input/type/color<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/elements/input/type/color>
>>    , html/elements/input/type/date<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/elements/input/type/date>
>>     etc.
>>
>>    3. the "type" attribute is defined also for other elements, but in
>>    the "attributes" subtree: html/attributes/type_(button_element)<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type_(button_element)>
>>    , html/attributes/type_(param_element)<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type_(param_element)>
>>    , html/attributes/type_(script_element)<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type_(script_element)>
>>    , html/attributes/type_(select_element)<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type_(select_element)>
>>    , html/attributes/type_(textarea_element)<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type_(textarea_element)>
>>    , html/attributes/type_(ul,li,ol_elements)<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type_(ul,li,ol_elements)>
>>    , html/attributes/type_type_(a,_link,_embed)<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type_type_(a,_link,_embed)>.
>>    (For some of these elements the "type" attribute doesn't exist in W3C
>>    specifications and should be deleted)
>>
>> Regarding the "type" attribute, together with Chris concluded that they
>> should all be covered on the html/attributes/type<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type> page,
>> so I flagged every subpage of html/elements/input/type<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/elements/input/type> as
>> Merge Candidates with the [[html/attributes/type]] page, moved all relevant
>> information to the page html/attributes/type<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type> and
>> added examples.
>>
>> Now, I see 2 problems in the page html/attributes/type<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/type>
>> :
>>
>> 1) the "Applies to" entry refers to N elements, but Media Wiki doesn't
>> provide a way to let an attribute refer to more than 1 element (or at least
>> I don't know how to do that)
>>
>> 2) there's no way to specify the compatibility related to a specific
>> value of an input type (e.g. input type="date"). It was possible for
>> html/elements/input/type<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/elements/input/type>
>>  pages.
>>
>> Any thoughts?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Francesco <https://twitter.com/franciov>
>>
>
>
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