[whatwg] Suggestion: Implementation of Tabbed Forms
mattraymond at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 13 05:17:29 PDT 2004
> You probably know already this, but Daniel Glazman made some time ago a
> css tab demo:
We've seen similar demos. You will note that this specific one
doesn't display properly in IE6. This is one of several problems that
are encountered by webmasters. Here's a list of problems with the
current system regarding tabs:
1) Inconsistent Standards Support
This wouldn't be such a problem if we were talking about a single
standard, but a tabbed control that performs in the same way as the
very easy to write a tabbed control that breaks on a specific browser or
in a specific configuration.
2) High Learning Curve
The creation of tabbed controls requires specific use of multiple
web standards that some may not be able to cope with or may not find it
worth the effort. This places the use of tabs out of reach for amateur
or hobbiest webmasters.
3) Lack of Encapsulation
Current solutions do not take the form of objects. Therefore, one
typically has to edit the source files used to create a widget in order
to style it. For those who may be using source they didn't write, this
could be disastrous for obvious reasons.
As a result of the above, I believe that a pure HTML solution should
be created. Such a solution would be easier for people to understand and
use, and would making styling concerns less of a problem.
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