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Re: presentation of select control

From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 09:18:06 +0200
To: ve3ll@rac.ca
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <200605220918.06127.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

On Thursday 11 May 2006 17:04, ve3ll@rac.ca wrote:
> Amaya uses a drop down box to display a select element.
> The vast majority of browsers (i cant think of one that does
> it in the Amaya manner) use a scrolled list box.
> Although the spec has been written in lawyer speak
> (read that as weasel words) by w3.org, it would make it
> easier for authors if Amaya implemented select as a scroll box.
> That way the display area occupied by the box would be
> similar to the look in other browsers, helping in the visual
> layout of other material arround it.
> Obviously the first criteria of Amaya is to author documents
> that conform to the recommendations of w3.org [excellant implementation]
> The next criteria is to offer all styling and attribute capabilities
> in an easy to understand and use way [well done but not perfect]
> But high up on the list should be to present a visual representation
> that is similar to that presented by most browsers.
> In this respect Amaya needs a few improvements ....
> Implementing the select element as a list box rather than a dropdown
> will improve the authoring system for those of us who use it to
> design web pages with form stuff.... --

I understand your point of view, but we don't plan to generate scrolled list 
in the editing view.
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