[whatwg] Markup for Web Forms 2.0 that still requires discussion

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 10:40:27 PDT 2004

On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 13:24:30 -0400, Matthew Raymond
<mattraymond at earthlink.net> wrote:
>    Good example, but unfortunately it doesn't include a typed input.
> You'd have to have a different |classid| for each input type

A different classid is hardly problematical, it's just a URI, I know
use an urn (which Ian rightly says isn't appropriate) but that was for
political reasons, not wanting to presuppose what domain would be
appropriate, maybe I should've just used an example.com one.

>. It also doesn't give a default value, but then you could use
> <param> for that.

Yep, works for me.

>    The main problem I see with this is that you can't reuse a single
> list in multiple controls, which <datalist> allows. 

But WF2 gives us the ability to populate our lists with external data
files, so I don't think this is much of a problem.

> Also, this doesn't
> degrade with an <input>, so there's no way to enter text on legacy clients.

That was just 'cos I chopped it out (if it was in the original I
copied) you could of course put one in!


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