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[whatwg] The sizes="" attribute for rel=icon

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 20:31:40 +0200
Message-ID: <A724380E8A544FBBA57B069B21B72E2C@POCZTOWIEC>
A TEXTAREA is different from an INPUT control in that its value is in its
content, therefore it deserves a separate element.
I agree the BUTTON element feels extraterrestrial.  I suspect Microsoft of
inventing it.  I would classify it along with MARQUEE, SPACER and BLINK.
Chris

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Martin Atkins
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 7:59 PM
To: Ian Hickson
Cc: WHATWG
Subject: Re: [whatwg] The sizes="" attribute for rel=icon

Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
>> In general I agree that attributes are not a scarce resource, but if you 
>> need to add use-specific attributes to a supposedly-generic element I 
>> think that indicates that the generic element is inappropriate for the 
>> use-case.
> 
> I disagree. Look at <input>, for instance.
> 

I wouldn't have designed <input> as it is either. It seems arbitrary 
(and initially, confusing) to me that most form elements share one 
element but then a random handful have their own custom elements. (I 
guess you might argue, though, that <textarea> and <button> ought to be 
<input> types rather than the other way around.)
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