[whatwg] native styling for search input boxes

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Wed Oct 1 02:50:14 PDT 2008

On Oct 1, 2008, at 10:31, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:

> the look of the input field could be styled just by a value of  
> "search"
> for the CSS "appearance". that would have to go through CSS3 WG, but
> would probabvy be the cleanest approach.

The PFWG of the W3C has deemed it necessary to have an ARIA role for  
"search". This suggests that a box being a search box is not just a  
Mac OS X widget style thing but also sensitive to accessibility  

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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