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[whatwg] input type=hidden outside phrasing content

From: Andy Lyttle <whatwg@phroggy.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 14:59:34 -0700
Message-ID: <385EE8CD-6DC0-4A2C-8131-F0E641116833@phroggy.com>
>> <table>
>>   <tr>
>>     <input type="hidden" ...>
>>     <td></td>
>>   </tr>
>> </table>

This is something I wanted to do recently.  I was building HTML in a  
Perl script, adding table rows in a loop, and I wanted some rows to  
contain text field with user-editable value, while for other rows I  
wanted the value to be displayed but not editable (and I didn't want  
to use a disabled text input, I wanted the value displayed as plain  
text and use a hidden input with the value preset).  I believe I  
wound up putting the <input> inside the <td>, which worked well  
enough but if putting it directly inside the <tr> were valid I  
probably would have done that.

Andy Lyttle
whatwg at phroggy.com
Received on Thursday, 16 October 2008 14:59:34 UTC

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