[whatwg] [wf2] Restrict template attributes to only fieldset, tr, and li?

Gorm Haug Eriksen gormer at opera.com
Tue Dec 13 04:32:25 PST 2005

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 06:29:20 +0100, dolphinling  
<dolphinling at myrealbox.com> wrote:

> What exactly is it useful for? Maybe my mind's being constrained by what  
> I see it as currently, but I can't think of any cases where you'd want  
> to let a user cause parts of a document to be repeated.

I'm thinking about using it without user interaction to dynamically  
(JavaScript) build lists of repeating items from a template. Imagine a RSS  
reader that populates items from JavaScript. Having the markup as a  
template in the markup seems cleaner than building it up using DOM from  
the JavaScript code. I'm not really sure if it would give any benefits  
though. A designer would still need to modify JavaScript if he changes the  

The movement of repetition blocks also makes sense for ordering content  
without form elements.


- Gorm Eriksen

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