[whatwg] Suggested changes to Web Forms 2.0, 2004-07-01 working draft
fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net
Fri Jul 9 03:15:21 PDT 2004
Ian Hickson wrote:
>>  Why a balloon instead of an alert? Firstly, people
>> don't read alerts. Secondly, it makes the identity
>> of the field more obvious. And thirdly, it removes
>> the need to dismiss anything -- you can edit the
>> field with the balloon still present, and the
>> balloon fades away as soon as you do something else.
> This was also already mentioned in the appropriate section.
You could make it a bit more explicit by
"alerting the user (ideally using a non-modal mechanism)"
->"alerting the user (ideally using a non-modal mechanism such as
a help balloon)"
>>>2.10. The required attribute
>>>For check boxes, the required attribute shall only be satisfied when
>>>the checkbox is checked.
>>>For radio buttons, the required attribute shall only be satisfied when
>>>exactly one of the radio buttons in that radio group is checked.
>>53. Suggestion: Use the present tense.
>> * "shall only be satisfied" --> "is satisfied only"
> "shall" is an RFC 2119 term. And it _is_ present tense.
It is /not/ present tense. It is future tense.
"shall go to the store" is not the same as "is going to the store";
the former happens in the future. Saying "I shall eat dinner" makes
no more sense while I'm eating the dinner than saying "I will eat
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