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Re: Has this bug been forgotten?

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 15:49:27 +0200
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCBbY73Vfm7T=ML8yK_Vc67YPS9b_r_Dd=aYk5WD99q2Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brunoais <brunoaiss@gmail.com>
Cc: Antony Kennedy <booshtukka@me.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Masataka Yakura <myakura.web@gmail.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 12:29 PM, Brunoais <brunoaiss@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16-05-2014 07:00, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM, Antony Kennedy <booshtukka@me.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On 15 May 2014, at 09:05, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 14 May 2014 17:43:58 +0200, Masataka Yakura
>>>> <myakura.web@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> You may want to consult the HTML WG ( public-html@w3.org ) as you want
>>>>> to
>>>>> change the rendering of <select>.
>>>>
>>>> See https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12531#c5
>>>>
>>>> "This is probably a CSS issue, not an HTML issue."
>>>
>>> If it’s about rendering, it should be CSS’ responsibility.
>>
>> I gave good reasons why it's not - rendering details of form elements
>> are not (yet) CSS's responsibility at all.  Also, the current behavior
>> of "height: auto" is "do whatever the size='' attribute says", so it's
>> still the responsibility of the size='' attribute to define a value
>> that means "be as tall as you need to be".
>>
> How do I make it to adapt to the content it has using only HTML + CSS, then?

The idea would be something like "<select multiple sizes=auto>" to opt
into the "just size normally" behavior.

~TJ
Received on Sunday, 18 May 2014 13:50:15 UTC

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