[whatwg] Re: Suggestion for Menus in Web Forms 2.0

Malcolm Rowe malcolm-what at farside.org.uk
Thu Jun 24 09:16:33 PDT 2004

>> WF2 is an extension for *forms*. If you're using HTML4 forms, you almost
>> certainly have a server to submit the data to. Ditto for WF2.
> No, since most people use popup menus that use the <A> element -
> something which doesn't require a server (they work perfectly well
> with the file protocol etc.)  the WF2 proposal above required a server
> handler to degrade to non-HTTP clients unlike DHTML options.  (styling
> UL lists of A elements etc.)

Okay, fair enough. I must admit that I only skimmed the proposal, and I 
thought that you were making a general statement ("WF2 requires a server, 
HTML forms doesn't") rather that a comment on that particular proposal. 


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