[whatwg] Looking at menus in HTML5...
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 8 01:10:56 PDT 2007
On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> > >
> > > So where this context menu feature request comes from?
> > It's a frequent request from Web app developers.
> Do you have any links for them?
Not off-hand. You can probably find them in the archives.
> > I gave two earlier; Google Docs and Spreadsheets is another. Context
> > menus that are "non-styleable" are used in almost all desktop
> > applications, so any Web analogue to desktop applications could well
> > want to use one. We frequently get requests for how to do this.
> Question was: "Do you have any examples of exisiting web applications
> that will benefit *significantly* from having that flat puristic context
I posit that the examples I gave are applications that would benefit
significantly. We may disagree on what is significant, of course, that is
> Google Maps uses two types of context menus/panels:
The top one in that picture is not a context menu.
> So you say that if one of it will be implemented as <select type="menu">
> then this will significantly improve quality of this application or
> solve many problems. Sounds a bit artificial, isn't it?
Implementing the bottom as a <menu type="context"> would significantly
improve the user experience, yes.
> And here is an example of menu used in Google Spreadsheet
> So you say that Google Spreadsheet will use that plain text menus?
Again, we are talking about context menus here, not about drop-down menus.
I agree that drop-down menus and menu buttons are not addressed by the
current draft, and I imagine we'll address those in a future version.
> And where these 80% came from? If three applications you provided will
> not benefit from proposed solution?
I disagree with the premise of your question.
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