[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - repetition model control
robodesign at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 04:42:45 PDT 2005
I have read the Web Forms 2.0 specification and the only thing that came
to my mind is that the new <input type="add/remove/move-up/move-down"> are
not very well suited.
Thing is, input type="text/date/number" and all the other types really
define new types for user input. Yet, type="add" is ... too general. I
don't think this can be changed (I'm too late), yet I belive that
type="template-add" would have been more clear.
Why? The keywords add/remove/move-up/move-down can have various usages,
even in future versions of Web Forms.
Also, when presenting extensions to the <input> element , more
specifically the new input types, there's no mention of
add/remove/move-up/move-down input types. It's perfectly understandable
why: these are not true input types. If these types would have been
prefixed with "template-", the section could have mentioned something like
"We also included few types for repetition model control, all being
prefixed with 'template-' (See <repetition model>). ".
I do not have anything against the usage of <input> for repetition model
control. This actually opens the door for better compatibility with
browsers which have no support for WF2.
My idea is simple: why use such a general type like add, for something so
specific like add template.
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