[whatwg] Thoughts on HTML 5 - dialog
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Wed May 14 11:37:29 PDT 2008
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 13 May 2008, Zachary Carter wrote:
>> FWIW, in my first encounter with HTML5 <dialog> I assumed it meant a
>> dialog box. This might be due to my experience with the <dialog> element
>> in XUL, which is used for that. Also, dialog boxes are generally more
>> common from my browsing experience, so I hadn't considered the
>> alternative usage at first.
> I agree that the initial name, if that's all you see, has the opportunity
> to confuse, but once you read what the element was really for, did the
> confusion continue to be a problem?
Of course most people using these elements won't be reading the spec.
It is quite likely that someone will assume <dialog> is the "correct"
tag to use for a CSS+JS dialog box.
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