[whatwg] Suggestion for Menus in Web Forms 2.0

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Dec 8 13:37:54 PST 2004

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > It's not just people wanting collapsible tree views; I _am_ [hearing] 
> > demand for that too, but those requests sound very different. (And 
> > indeed tree views are a lot more complicated than just <select> with 
> > multi-level headers.)
>    Yeah, I'm aware of that. The idea with <select multiple> was to allow 
> something that could, if the UA vendor chooses, be rendered as a simple 
> tree view. Full-blown tree view markup would probably exceed menu 
> systems in complexity.

Well, nothing stops UAs from implementing <select multiple> using a tree 
view today.

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