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[whatwg] More comments and questions on Web Apps 1.0

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 03:56:55 -0700
Message-ID: <8279E865-17C9-4857-B4EE-65716624735D@apple.com>
I can give you my opinions.  Not sure if they match up with Ian's or  
not. :)

On Jun 6, 2007, at 2:41 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:

>
>  * When the data source was initialized from the DOM, will changes  
> to the datagrid be reflected back to the DOM?

I would expect a DOM data source to be updated.

>  * Is the datagrid a replaced element for the purposes of CSS or  
> tree of anonymous/generated boxes?

Yes, I would expect that it would be a replaced element (just like  
<select> listboxes).

>  * What parts (if any) are expected to map to native widgets in  
> Cocoa/Win32/GTK+?

I would expect a data grid to look like an NSOutlineView on Mac.

>  * Is datagrid useful for any purpose without scripting? If yes,  
> please give an example.

Sure.  It's useful in form submission just as a listbox would be.

>  * What is datagrid expected to look like in visual UAs?

The platform's native multi-column tree widget.

>  * Is datagrid rendering expected to have pixel-consistent metrics  
> across visual UAs?
>

No.  Mac would use Lucida Grande for the font, use NSOutlineView  
defaults for rows, etc.  Windows might use a tree with grid lines  
(and +/- signs like Explorer), etc.

dave
(hyatt at apple.com)
Received on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 03:56:55 UTC

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