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[whatwg] Incremental rendering of forms

From: Brian Wilson <brian@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2004 03:22:14 +0200
Message-ID: <opscd3fcmi87i379@toshistation2.no-domain-set.bellcanada>

On 5 Aug 2004 at 19:46, Jim Ley wrote:
> I've never seen a persuasive use case for the splitting of form
> elements outside their form containers

Hallvord then wrote:
> Disagree. It is very nice if you want the equivalent of severalforms in  
> a table, say one table row for each form. Since FORMisn't allowed to  
> appear mixed in with the table markup, the"form" attribute is a  
> reasonable solution.

Document order is not necessarily visual flow or user-logical order.
Consider: one form per table column, instead of per table row as
mentioned above. HTML tables are row-centric, not column centric.
Since we are not altering table behavior in any way with web
forms 2, then allowing fields to dis-associate from form containers
seems vital for a case like this.

While we might want to open up some element's content models,
it wouldn't solve all use cases.

-Brian

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Brian Wilson
Opera Core QA
Received on Saturday, 7 August 2004 18:22:14 UTC

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