[whatwg] Markup for Web Forms 2.0 that still requires discussion
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 12 09:47:26 PDT 2004
On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Will Levine wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2004 15:22:48 +0100, Jim Ley <jim.ley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > <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>
> > </select>
> > </object>
> > So all that is necessary is defining the few self known classid's for
> > the different new elements, remember OBJECTs are already part of form
> > submissions in HTML 4.01.
> Whatever happened to this idea. It seems like it was never officially
> shot down, but discussion about it just died out. It still seems a
> good idea to me.
We decided to drop it because IE6 drops the <object> element from the DOM,
so using the above would mean you can't implement the combobox in IE6
using HTCs or JS.
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