[whatwg] Re: several messages
gkilwein at fbsdata.com
Tue Feb 8 06:36:29 PST 2005
Matthew Raymond wrote:
> Greg Kilwein wrote:
>> I'll add one more problem - the author cannot easily test the
>> fallback content in the UA of <idate/> if the author doesn't have a
>> legacy UA available. If the author can't easily test it, the odds of
>> the fallback content being missing or broken are higher.
> Who are you kidding? To test <idate>, you just comment out the
> "<idate>" tags:
> | <!-- <idate> -->
> | <input name="date1">
> | <!-- </idate> -->
> Or you write the fallback and test it before adding the
> date-related WF2 markup.
The key is _easily_ test the fallback content. For those authors who
just don't care, there's no default fallback content, which I think is
worse than none at all. Besides, if the upper-end authors really want
to replace <input type="date"> with three select boxes in legacy UAs, it
can be done with some script without imposing some sort of
comment/uncomment testing method on lower-end authors who just don't
know or care.
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