[whatwg] size attribute

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Apr 27 18:58:16 PDT 2009

On Sat, 21 Mar 2009, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> For implementors:
> The size attribute gives the average number of glyphs that the reader of the
> page will be able to see when the control is rendered and completely filled
> with text.  (This depends on the language of the control and the current
> style and accounts for ligature-driven scripts like Devanagari.)  
> For authors:
> The intent of this attribute is that the text length of expected user input
> does not exceed the size of the control, with some safety room.  (NB: this
> is different from the average text length of user input.)

Is this a proposal to replace the current text in the spec, and if so, 
what is the problem with the current text? I'm confused.

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Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'

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