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[whatwg] size attribute

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 23:18:02 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0903202317430.2835@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 2 Dec 2008, James Graham wrote:
> The phrase "The size attribute gives the number of characters that, in a 
> visual rendering, the user agent is to allow the user to see while 
> editing the element's value." is phrased misleadingly like a UA 
> conformance criterion even though it is not. It doesn't account for the 
> fact that a stylesheet may allow the user to see more or fewer 
> characters, or that, in a proportional font, the number of characters 
> seen will vary based on the control value.

I'm not sure how else to phrase it. Do you have any suggestions?

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