[whatwg] <output> and onforminput

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jun 25 05:44:34 PDT 2004

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
>>>> HTML4+ECMAScript is "backwards compatible" with Lynx.
>>> Sure it is
>> So GMail works in Lynx?
> I don't understand the relevance

You said HTML4+ECMAScript was backwards-compatible with Lynx.

GMail uses HTML4+ECMAScript.

Logically therefore, you must think that GMail works with Lynx.

Either that, or I am not understanding what you mean by "backwards

> You could of course create gmail so it degrades to work in lynx yes.

Ok. Which parts of WF2 could you not use in such a way that it degrades
well in Lynx?

>> It would be helpful if you could send specific comments on the areas
>> that still do not gracefully degrade, along, ideally, with an example
>> of how they could be made to degrade in a way that you would consider
>> acceptable.
> I've done that, lots of time (for example the fieldset suggestion for
> select-editable)  there's no point just adding more comments until
> you've addressed the others.

I addressed the select-editable fieldset case (I am still examining it to
see what a good solution would be -- none of the proposed solutions now
are ideal). I've also addressed every other case you brought up.

If I missed any, please bring them back up. As far as I am aware, I have
addressed all your concerns on this matter up to and including those you
raised in this e-mail (the one that I am replying to now).

>> The use case for the datetime control is any system that needs to have
>> an exact time, e.g. a calendar application,
> Could you point me at such an application existing on the web at the
> moment?

On the Web, no, not off-hand, but I have one on our Intranet right here.

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