[whatwg] Re: LABEL and radio/checkbox onclick
malcolm-what at farside.org.uk
Thu Aug 26 10:00:43 PDT 2004
Ian Hickson writes:
>> 4) There's absolutely no way to know how <label> should behave when
>> associated with an <object> element.
> I think we should say that <object> cannot be a form control any more.
> Does anyone know of a case where it was made into a form control?
No, but I see no reason that it couldn't be.
Consider that <object> just allows the user to view data that the browser is
incapable of displaying by itself. image/png, image/mng, and image/svg all
come to mind, but so do application/msword and text/rtf.
I can see no reason that an <object> might not be used to allow the user to
edit (for example) a spreadsheet, SVG diagram, or rich-text field. Simply
because the majority of plugins are output only doesn't mean that they all
have to be.
(From a technical point-of-view: Can [Netscape] plugins actually provide
data for form submission? I didn't think they could, so in practice, this
may be restricted to ActiveX controls).
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