[whatwg] Introducing new elements is expensive

Matthew Raymond wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Matthew Raymond wrote:
>>> By the way, is there a reason that <output> can't have a |value| 
>>> attribute? What if we want the initial contents on a legacy UA to be 
>>> "Calculation Not Available", or perhaps an <input type="text" 
>>> readonly> element like you suggest? Is this an example of Ian trying 
>>> to avoid <noscript>-style elements?
>> From:
>>   <http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#the-output>
>> # Its current value is given by its contents, which may be any inline
>> # content (like the span element).
>    You completely missed the point. The idea is that the inline content 
> in a legacy UA would be *intentionally* different from the |value| 
> attribute as a way of providing separate content for WF2 UAs and legacy 
> UAs:
> | <output value="0" onforminput="value = a.value * b.value">
> |  <input type="text" readonly="readonly" value="0">
> |  <script type="text/javascript" src="onforminput.js"></script>
> | </output>

 From my reading of the spec, the relationship between inline content 
and "value" for an <output> element is exactly the same as for <textarea>.


Received on Saturday, 12 March 2005 00:25:12 UTC