[whatwg] Review of the 3.16 section and the HTMLInputElement interface

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Wed May 14 09:44:02 PDT 2008

On May 14, 2008, at 9:38 AM, Samuel Santos wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 12:11 AM, Samuel Santos <samaxes at gmail.com>  
> wrote:

>> What I propose is to add a new attribute to the input element like  
>> this:
>>            attribute DOMString       browseText;
>> this allows us developers to change the input file browse button  
>> text to have it in the same language as the rest of the application  
>> and not with the language selected in the browser.
> This issue seems to be a very recurring and still unsolved problem  
> when dealing with Web internationalization / multi-language Web Apps.
> I would like to suggest this to be reviewed with an editor comment  
> please.
> Additionally, it's important if we could decorate separately the  
> file path text field and the browse button using CSS.

This wouldn't work well for Safari or WebKit. WebKit's <input  
type=file> does not have a file path text field nor does it have a  
button with the label "Browse" on it. The label is "Choose File" in  

     -- Darin

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