[whatwg] [web-apps] Some comments

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Thu Aug 26 07:32:47 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.)
> Lynx doesn't.

Somehow, I feel this is contradicting with your other statement that 
Javascript may be required because it is an application.

> CSS is optional by design. We can't rely on CSS for fallback
> behaviour.

  Anne van Kesteren

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