[whatwg] [web-apps] Some comments

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Sun Aug 8 14:47:21 PDT 2004

>> 2.2.6. The command element and commands
>> Why is the content model of the COMMAND element empty? It would be
>> a lot better imo if it was designed like BUTTON. That would also
>> mean that the LABEL attribute can be left out.
> The <command> button is intended to be used in situations where you 
> don't want the menu to render at all on a legacy browser. Therefore,
> if it has text inside it, that text will be rendered when the user
> doesn't want it to be.

We have CSS to deal with this. Markup should be designed independent
from presentation, especially when that is possible.

(And it is possible, since Internet Explorer 6.0 does support 'display'
enough to deal with this.)

  Anne van Kesteren

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