[whatwg] Comment on Forms 2.0: OPTGROUP Nesting

Will Levine wlevine at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 11:55:14 PDT 2004

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 12:59:58 -0400, levik <levikcom at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the web forms 2.0 spec should include support for nesting
> OPTGROUP tags inside of a SELECT element. Current OPTGROUP
> specification for some reason limits grouping to one level, which
> allows UAs to implement it in a fairly useless way (by inserting a
> non-selectable line item into the menu)
> Nesting OPTGROUPs would allow hierarchical menu structures to be
> implemented for single-line SELECTs, and tree-like structures to be
> shown in multi-line select (ones with SIZE="x").

Originally the spec allowed nested OPTGROUPs, but this was removed
because excessive submenus are considered to be bad UI.

See http://listserver.dreamhost.com/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2004-June/000316.html

-Will Levine

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