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[whatwg] Suggestion: Implementation of Tabbed Forms

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 09:50:56 +1000
Message-ID: <40E0AEE0.9080907@iinet.net.au>
Joost Smit wrote:
> Jerrett Taylor wrote:
> 
>> Nice idea, tabed forms are something that could and probably would be 
>> made use of more often if there were a clean and simply way to do it. 

> Wouldn't it be better to define tabs as a html structure then a form 
> feature ?

   No!  Tabs are a presentational, not structural, and thus should not 
be included in (X)HTML, or any other semantic markup language.

> Something like a number of div's where there's always one visible, and 
> the rest automatically hidden.

   There are already methods available that do exactly this, which 
remain accessible with either or both CSS and JS unavailable.  For example:
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/eatcake/
  * http://www.alistapart.com/d/eatcake/5.html

-- 
Lachlan Hunt

lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
http://www.lachy.id.au/
Received on Monday, 28 June 2004 16:50:56 UTC

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