[whatwg] Textarea Wishlist

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 1 05:11:23 PDT 2004

On Wed, 30 Jun 2004, Edmund Lai wrote:
> Give them an inch and they will take a mile, how about on any HTML
> element, I used fieldset in the example, but sometimes it is all the
> field elements within a <div> elements.

I don't understand the use case for being able to get a list of all form
elements that are children of any arbitrary element.

Why would you need to know the form element children of a <dfn> element?

And if the element you really need it for is <div>, then what semantic are
you missing? (<div> means nothing in HTML, it's just a band-aid element
for when HTML doesn't have the element you _really_ need, like <section>
or <navigation>.) We should add the element you are missing, and then add
|elements| to that element, if it is appropriate.

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