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[whatwg] Textarea wrap=off

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 00:12:29 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908250010440.13789@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 14 Aug 2009, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 4:22 AM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Fri, 7 Aug 2009, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> >>
> >> Proposal
> >> ========
> >> Add the "off" state to the @wrap attribute for textareas.
> >
> > The "off" value is already defined in HTML5 for the purpose of 
> > rendering [1]. However, it isn't a conforming value, because it 
> > appears to have no purpose other than a visual presentational effect.
> >
> > [1] Last paragraph of: 
> > http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-textarea-element-0
> 
> I can't load the full spec - it locks my browser - and I can't find any 
> relevant text at 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/forms.html#the-textarea-element. 
> Is there some other place I should be looking in the multipage spec?

If you just stick "#the-textarea-element-0" on the end of any of the 
multipage spec's pages, it'll redirect you to the right place:

On Fri, 14 Aug 2009, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-xhtml-syntax.html#the-textarea-element-0

On Fri, 14 Aug 2009, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> 
> It's 11.4.15, "Rendering", since it's a rendering hint and not a valid 
> textarea attribute:
> 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-xhtml-syntax.html#the-textarea-element-0
> 
> Firefox doesn't seem to load the single-page version acceptably for me.  
> Chrome is fairly slow -- especially if I accidentally do something that 
> triggers reload of the page -- but mostly usable.  If I want something 
> that's really responsive, I resort to wget | less -- and searching 
> through the whole text for a string once it's loaded into memory still 
> takes a large fraction of a second.

Works well in Safari, FWIW. :-)

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