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Two feature-suggestions for HTML5 (forms)

From: Asser Nilsson <asser.nilsson@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 14:45:06 +0200
Message-ID: <5d06fd730906080545t694cd0ceoe2824ce0ac38ad99@mail.gmail.com>
To: mike@w3.org, connolly@w3.org, www-archive@w3.org
Cc: help@lists.whatwg.org, help@whatwg.org, whatwg@whatwg.org

There are two things in HTML5-forms that are often made with "Active"
Technology like JavaScript, that would be very cool, if HTML5 could do
these things without Scripting:

1. I've seen this at the online-dictionary dict.leo.org: they made a
JavaScript-function, that you can type the word to translate without
the text-box marked an the characters get in there. So, you don't have
to mark the right textbox before you type, but you can type, no matter
to look, if the box is marked. I think it would be a very nice feature
for HTML5-forms if this would work without Scripting... E.g. an option
for text-fields, that everythins typed on this site is typed into this
field (even if it is not highlighted).

2. In search-boxes Javascript often is used for send every written
character to the server and the server return search-suggestions
"as-you-type". If this is possible without Scripting only with
HTML/CSS this would be very cool.

Of course, there are things where you need Scripting, but such basic
features should be possible without scripting, only with HTML/CSS.
(Many people deactivate Scripting.)

Sorry for my bad english, but I really think these two things would be
very nice features for coming versions of HTML.

Asser Nilsson
Received on Tuesday, 9 June 2009 07:33:40 UTC

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