[whatwg] Comment on Forms 2.0: OPTGROUP Nesting

levik levikcom at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 19:35:23 PDT 2004

There are significant good uses for multi-level menus (as evidenced by
the number of times they occur on good client side apps, and how many
times they were implemented using DHTML for webapps). So we shouldn't
deny that the need is out there... As such, I think the "bad UI"
argument doesn't hold water - the choice of using this feature
properly should be up to the developer.

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 22:03:02 +0200, Hallvord R M Steen
<hallvors at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 15:23:03 -0400, levik <levikcom at gmail.com> wrote:
> > There are times when you wish to provide deep nesting, such as
> > selecting from a deeply hierarchical list of options. This is a perfect
> > use for nested optgroups.
> It makes some sense to try to limit the possibilities for bad
> usability, but the suggestion that nested optgroups could be used with
> SELECT multiple for a treeview-style widget is quite an idea. I would
> vote for allowing nested optgroups and blame the webmasters for any
> unusable UI it might tempt them to write ;-)
> --
> Hallvord R. M. Steen

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