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[whatwg] LABEL and radio/checkbox onclick

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 22:18:59 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408172213360.22355@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Sun, 18 Jul 2004, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> Web pages are a special GUI case where behavior needs to be as 
> consistent as possible across all platforms.

This is IMHO untrue. If we want Web apps to be first-class citizens -- and 
I see no reason why we shouldn't aim for that -- then they should fit in 
with the OS in every way. Users will be using Web apps and native apps 
interchangeably, and considering them equivalent. In particular, they will 
do this significantly more than they would run the same Web apps on 
different systems.

> Web authors need to know that the way their page behaves on their own 
> platform is going to be the the same on all other platforms.

This is already not the case. For example, buttons look totally different 
on different platforms. Listboxes act differently. And so forth.

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