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[whatwg] Authoring feedback on <datalist>

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 19:42:03 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e21001211642p4c2eed27w4dd3e1bf461614f2@mail.gmail.com>
It's also worth noting that <datalist> currently seems to be conceived
as a combobox, while search suggestions deserve totally different UI.
Opera's UI is suitable to search suggestions, but WebKit's proposed UI
is inappropriate for them:

http://docs.google.com/View?id=dch3zh37_0cf8kc8c4

There's a little drop-down arrow you have to click to get the list,
which is unexpected for search suggestions.  If a separate "suggest"
IDL attribute were added, UAs could provide different UI for that and
datalist.
Received on Thursday, 21 January 2010 16:42:03 UTC

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