[whatwg] Suggestion: Replace "move-up" and "move-down" with "move"

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 25 15:15:00 PDT 2004

On Sat, 7 Aug 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> Furthermore, perhaps the "move-up" and "move-down" buttons could be 
> replaced by a single "move" control. This could appear as a grippy (e.g. 
> a square of raised bumps) next to a row, so it could be dragged with the 
> mouse to move the row up or down. And on platforms (or in accessibility 
> situations) where focusing it was appropriate, it could be focused so a 
> row could be moved up or down with the arrow keys.
> Sample rendering (magnified):
> - - ---- -------------------------.   ,---.   ,---.   o o o o
>                                   |  | ___ | | _|_ |  o o o o
>                                   |  |     | |  |  |  o o o o
> - - -- ---------------------------'   "---"   "---"   o o o o
> This would be more direct manipulation than move-up and move-down 
> buttons would be. More importantly, if you were wanting to move a row 
> more than one place with the mouse, dragging a grippy once would be much 
> more convenient than clicking a "Move Up"/"Move Down" button several 
> times, since the latter button would annoyingly jump away every time you 
> clicked it.

That is indeed pretty cool. I've made a note of it, and will revist it for 
Web Forms 3.

Off hand, the main problem I see is how to define where the "row" is. For 
example, the template can just be an inline element. There could also be 
elements between the repeated rows.

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