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[whatwg] 2.20.2 The command element - icon attribute

From: dolphinling <lists@dolphinling.net>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 21:28:31 -0500
Message-ID: <4407A9CF.8070907@dolphinling.net>
Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> The difference between <select> and <input type="radio"> ... <input  
> type="radio"> is purely presentational. The difference between <select  
> multiple> and <input type="checkbox"> ... <input type="checkbox"> is  
> purely presentational. ... That doesn't mean they shouldn't all exist.

They *shouldn't* all exist. There should only be <select> and <select 
multiple>, stylable with XBL*. The only reason they do exist is for 
backwards compatibility.

> The difference between <input type="text"> and <input type="password"> 
> is purely presentational. 

No. password is a narrow subcase of text. It's like the difference 
between blue and #0000aa


* Actually, it should probably be <input type="select"> and <input 
type="multiselect">. But again, backwards comaptibility.

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