[whatwg] Simple solution for select editable

voracity subs at voracity.org
Tue Jun 29 07:00:01 PDT 2004

Matthew Raymond wrote:

>    I've come up with a simple solution that allows <select editable> to 
> degrade gracefully in Web Forms 2.0. Just put the extra text box in a 
> repetition template that has zero instances:
> <select editable="editable" name="thing">
>   <option>1</option>
>   <option>2</option>
>   <option>3</option>
> </select>
> <span repeat="template" repeat-start="0">
>   or you can type a new entry: <input type="text" name="thing_new">
> </span>

This would work as well. You would need to add a 'newname' attribute to the 
select, or make newly entered values be sent with a name produced by adding 
'_new' to the end of the select name.

It's not explicit about how it degrades (it relies on the editable attribute, 
and repetitions being introduced to UAs together), but I don't think that's a 
big issue.

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