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Re: [whatwg] Form Controls Wish List

From: Tobie Langel <tobie.langel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:41:25 +0200
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To: Domenic Denicola <domenic@domenicdenicola.com>
Cc: WHAT Working Group <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>
On Jul 11, 2014, at 6:16, Domenic Denicola <domenic@domenicdenicola.com> wrote:

> I'd really encourage you to read the WHATWG FAQ. In particular, the part urging you to focus on presenting compelling use cases, instead of specific APIs or solutions

Though I agree use cases are critical, specific APIs and solutions are
also useful as they tend to provide a good idea of what an acceptable
solution would look like from a Web developer's perspective (which in
turn helps avoid Appcache-like situations).

In this particular case, one doesn't need to look too far to find out
form controls are disastrous. Every JS lib has its own, partially
broken serialization system and helpers to deal with radio buttons,
input, and select element inconsistencies.

Sure it would help to hear use cases beyond serialization and
deserialization of form data and a common interface to set and get
data across the different types of form controls, but those are
already convincing uses cases imho.

--tobie
Received on Friday, 11 July 2014 07:41:51 UTC

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