[whatwg] Markup for Web Forms 2.0 that still requires discussion
dean at edwards.name
Tue Jul 6 14:29:42 PDT 2004
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
>>>I fail to see how <object> would make sense here. Could you expand on your
>><object name="combo" classid="urn:web-forms2-combobox">
>> <label> or select from the list:</label>
>> <select name="combo">
>> <option>Item 1</option>
>> <option>Item 2</option>
>> <option>Item 3</option>
> We couldn't use urn: (at least, not without registering a URN namespace).
> But it's an interesting idea. What do others think?
i was going to respond to this email anyway (before i noticed my name
with a question mark after it (below)). this whole <object
classid="urn:..."> thing is kind of interesting. although i intuitively
like it (it's so general) - it has zero semantic meaning (it's so
general). because of ian's comments below i'm going to test it....
> because in IE, the markup you gave above has no <object> element in the DOM.
> This would probably also make making a backwards-compatible version
> significantly harder (Dean?).
ian. you are right. i was unaware of this but after testing have
discovered that <object> elements do not appear in IE's DOM. i've no
idea what the origin of this thread is any more but i suspect we're
still on about <select edit>. i prefer the current solution over this
one (regardless of IE's inadequacies) because of it's additional
semantic value. despite that, this technique introduces all sorts of
possibilities. custom widgets anyone?
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