[whatwg] Proposal for a combined input control
jim.ley at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 12:12:25 PDT 2004
On Sun, 25 Jul 2004 04:29:58 +1200, Matthew Thomas <mpt at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> So someone could type the data using
> exactly the same keystrokes as they would on a UA that didn't support
> WF2, and it would still produce the desired result.
Except the main advantage of inputgroup is not the grouping
functionality, but the fact it degrades to something other than a
single control. I understood this to be the primary motivator, not
the focus behaviour.
> Advantages over <inputgroup>:
> * requires no extra effort by authors
Yep, they have to process single field results, which are likely less
accurate than constrained results (the example for example had the 2nd
part of the group as a select element)
> * requires no change of behavior by users used to non-WF UAs
Other than they'd've had multiple controls in one of the proposed use
cases, so they'll have to learn not to use tab.
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