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[whatwg] Markup for Web Forms 2.0 that still requires discussion

From: Dean Edwards <dean@edwards.name>
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 22:29:42 +0100
Message-ID: <40EB19C6.6040606@edwards.name>
Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 6 Jul 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> 
>>>I fail to see how <object> would make sense here. Could you expand on your
>>>proposal?
>>
>><object name="combo" classid="urn:web-forms2-combobox">
>>  <label> or select from the list:</label>
>>  <select name="combo">
>>    <option>Item 1</option>
>>    <option>Item 2</option>
>>    <option>Item 3</option>
>>  </select>
>></object>
> 
> 
> We couldn't use urn: (at least, not without registering a URN namespace).
> 
> But it's an interesting idea. What do others think?
> 
i was going to respond to this email anyway (before i noticed my name 
with a question mark after it (below)). this whole <object 
classid="urn:..."> thing is kind of interesting. although i intuitively 
like it (it's so general) - it has zero semantic meaning (it's so 
general). because of ian's comments below i'm going to test it....
>

> because in IE, the markup you gave above has no <object> element in the DOM.
> 
> This would probably also make making a backwards-compatible version
> significantly harder (Dean?).
> 
ian. you are right. i was unaware of this but after testing have 
discovered that <object> elements do not appear in IE's DOM. i've no 
idea what the origin of this thread is any more but i suspect we're 
still on about <select edit>. i prefer the current solution over this 
one (regardless of IE's inadequacies) because of it's additional 
semantic value. despite that, this technique introduces all sorts of 
possibilities. custom widgets anyone?

-dean
Received on Tuesday, 6 July 2004 14:29:42 UTC

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