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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 16:47:26 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0407121645490.4373@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Will Levine wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2004 15:22:48 +0100, Jim Ley <jim.ley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > <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>
> >
> > So all that is necessary is defining the few self known classid's for
> > the different new elements, remember OBJECTs are already part of form
> > submissions in HTML 4.01.
>
> Whatever happened to this idea. It seems like it was never officially
> shot down, but discussion about it just died out. It still seems a
> good idea to me.

We decided to drop it because IE6 drops the <object> element from the DOM,
so using the above would mean you can't implement the combobox in IE6
using HTCs or JS.

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