[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - repetition model control

dolphinling dolphinling at myrealbox.com
Sun Oct 16 13:58:27 PDT 2005

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Oct 2005, ROBO Design wrote:
>>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.
> You have a point. However, I think the benefit of the ease of authoring of 
> just having to type type="remove", rather than type="template-remove" or 
> type="remove-block" or similar, should not be underestimated.

Hixie, is this really necessary? It makes sense for things like <p> and
<div>, but those are found many times on nearly every webpage in
existance. How many pages are realistically going to use templates? And
then how many times are there going to be (non-generated) add and remove
buttons on those pages? One time each?

I'm all for ease of authoring, but in this case I think the benefits of
being exact outweigh the benefits of being short.


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