[whatwg] Pattern Hint

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 29 05:01:25 PDT 2005

On Mon, 29 Aug 2005, Dean Edwards wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Dean Edwards wrote:
> > 
> > Actually, the way the spec is written now, the UA _can_ assume that the
> > "title" attribute is going to help. In fact it is encouraged.
> > 
> > Assume that your proposal ("hint") is spelt "title" and implement it like
> > that. (Including the little button you wanted for "hint"). That is the
> > intent of the spec at the moment.
> I understand the spec (now that I've actually read that bit). It just 
> seems a bit hackish is all.

Well, I don't disagree (and indeed many parts of the spec are quite 
hackish) but it has the advantage of working in older UAs, not introducing 
a new attribute, and actually matching the semantics relatively closely.

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