[whatwg] Interleaved repetition blocks
css at markschenk.com
Thu Jul 1 03:50:45 PDT 2004
On Thu, 01 Jul 2004 10:51:02 +0200, Mark Schenk <css at markschenk.com> wrote:
> What I understood from the spec is that only "repetition blocks" (not
> orphan ones) can have working add buttons inside the repetition block.
> This would result in those buttons also being present in the "orphan
> repetition blocks" but then being disabled. That is ugly.
> With the new repeat-template attribute, it would also be possible to
> have working add buttons inside orphan repetition blocks, because it can
> now be easily determined which template to clone. This would allow much
> more flexible addition of templates.
Never mind the above bits, I read in the working draft that the definition
of "orphan repetition block" has been updated accordingly.
> A major problem this brings is the numbering of the "index" value for
> the repetition blocks. This would have to be dynamically updated to all
> of the same repetition blocks.
> This leads me to another question: why don't the index values changes
> when moving the repetition blocks up/down? That kind of defeats the
> purpose of the auto-numbering of the name attributes, as the order in
> the markup will differ from the index numbering.
These questions still apply.
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