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Re: Naming: select1 vs. singleSelect

From: Dagfinn Reiersøl <dagfinn.reiersol@opoint.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 13:07:25 +0200
To: "'www-forms@w3.org'" <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000001146168@viventus.no>

On Monday 26 August 2002 10:57, Kurt George Gjerde wrote:
> The new <select/> (instead of selectMany) is also confusing since most
> current uses of the HTML select element is for selecting a single item.

I prefer SelectMany because it is more descriptive. Why give something a name 
which is harder than necessary to understand and remember, even though the 
difference may be small?

> And, what's the reason for having two select elements in the first place?
> Can't there just be an attribute that says how many items that can be
> selected?

Perhaps because there is a logical difference, both from the user's and the 
developer's point of view.
Received on Monday, 26 August 2002 07:09:22 UTC

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