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[whatwg] Textarea Wishlist

From: Edmund Lai <edmund.lai@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 18:31:25 -0700
Message-ID: <39fef8d4040630183147c38a6d@mail.gmail.com>
Give them an inch and they will take a mile, how about on any HTML
element, I used fieldset in the example, but sometimes it is all the
field elements within a <div> elements.

On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 20:53:59 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 30 Jun 2004, Edmund Lai wrote:
> >
> > My wish is that textarea can also be specified as an input element,
> > i.e. something like
> > <input type="textarea" ...
> > or better yet
> > <input type="text" display="textarea" ...
> >
> > The reason is this, let say I want to clear all text fields within a
> > fieldset, I would do a fieldSetNode.getElementsByTagName('input'), and
> > then do the clearing, but then I missed all the textareas, so I have
> > to repeat it for textarea. Sometimes I like the text input and
> > textarea to be in the right order, then I cannot use
> > getElementsByTagName at all. Things are much cleaner if textarea
> > element can be written as input element.
> 
> Wouldn't it be easier to just add a "clear all controls" method on the
> <fieldset> elements?
> 
> Or, probably better, simply add an "elements" DOM attribute to the
> fieldset element that contains all the input nodes, and then you can
> simply walk that and do whatever you want to it.
> 
> In fact that seems like a good idea. There, fieldsets now have an
> "elements" attribute. That even solves the <select> problem. Enjoy.
> 
> 
> 
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