[whatwg] Introducing new elements is expensive
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Mar 20 18:26:47 PST 2005
On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> By the way, is there a reason that <output> can't have a |value|
> attribute? What if we want the initial contents on a legacy UA to be
> "Calculation Not Available", or perhaps an <input type="text" readonly>
> element like you suggest?
The calculation not being available is not a WF2 vs non-WF2 issue. It's a
WF2-with scriptin vs anything else issue. Thus you would want to do
<output>(Calculation not available)</output>
...and then change that via script at the earliest opportunity.
> Is this an example of Ian trying to avoid <noscript>-style elements?
There is that too.
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