[whatwg] <reset> element?

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Fri Dec 15 09:45:14 PST 2006

On Fri, 15 Dec 2006 23:45:52 +0600, Dean Edwards <dean at edwards.name> wrote:

>> But this element would be purely for the purpose of interacting with  
>> CSS so it does indeed seem to be a CSS issue.

> Not entirely. It also has some semantic value in that the element acts  
> as a container for other elements that comprise a widget. Perhaps  
> <reset> is the wrong name. I can't think of anything better though. Like  
> I said, I don't like the name "widget" but it gives a better idea of  
> what the element is.

Elements comprising a widget should carry appropriate semantic value by  
themselves. For example, a properly styled unordered list can be used as a  
color picker. <widget> should not be used as an excuse for writing a bunch  
of meaningless <div>s to make a custom control.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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