[whatwg] [web-apps] Some comments
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 25 15:43:56 PDT 2004
On Sun, 8 Aug 2004, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > > 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.)
CSS is optional by design. We can't rely on CSS for fallback behaviour.
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