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[whatwg] Selectable category tree, nested optgroups?

From: Oldřich Vetešník <vetesnik@mrmil.cz>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 13:27:24 +0200
Message-ID: <op.uxk3cng3o84pey@olda>
Dne Fri, 24 Jul 2009 17:03:53 +0200 Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>  
napsal/-a:

> 2009/7/9 Old?ich Vete?n?k <vetesnik at mrmil.cz>:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Imagine you have a (for example) category tree like this:
>>
>> * Cars
>> ?* Sporty
>> ?* Limo
>> ? ?* 18 wheeler
>> ?* Bloody good
>> ?* Big
>> * Places to live in
>> ?* Villa
>> ?* Flat
>> ?* Under bridge
>> ...
>>
>> and you are to select one for your article of some sort. <optgroup>  
>> isn't
>> capable of doing this at the moment as it cannot be nested and you  
>> cannot
>> select "Cars" category (it's its label attribute). Currently this is  
>> done by
>> intending with spaces and, in my humble opinion, it doesn't look too
>> accessible - I wouldn't want to crawl through it with my screenreader  
>> if it
>> was a longer list.
>>
>> I'm here to ask if there is/could be a better way than intending.
>
> This has been suggested before, and even made it into the spec at one
> point, but got removed because there didn't seem to be a way to do
> this in a backwards-compatible manner.  There was also the suggestion
> of a new element to use for this case, but that appeared late enough
> that it's being pushed to "v2" for the moment - html5 already makes a
> *ton* of changes and additions to forms.  ^_^
>
> ~TJ

Okey, maybe HTML 6 will cover that... :)
Thanks, OV.
Received on Sunday, 26 July 2009 04:27:24 UTC

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