[whatwg] Selectable category tree, nested optgroups?
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Jul 26 02:27:12 PDT 2009
On Thu, 9 Jul 2009, Oldøich Vete¹ník wrote:
> Imagine you have a (for example) category tree like this:
> * Cars
> * Sporty
> * Limo
> * 18 wheeler
> * Bloody good
> * Big
> * Places to live in
> * Villa
> * Flat
> * Under bridge
> and you are to select one for your article of some sort. <optgroup> isn't
> capable of doing this at the moment as it cannot be nested and you cannot
> select "Cars" category (it's its label attribute). Currently this is done by
> intending with spaces and, in my humble opinion, it doesn't look too
> accessible - I wouldn't want to crawl through it with my screenreader if it
> was a longer list.
> I'm here to ask if there is/could be a better way than intending.
On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> This has been suggested before, and even made it into the spec at one
> point, but got removed because there didn't seem to be a way to do this
> in a backwards-compatible manner. There was also the suggestion of a
> new element to use for this case, but that appeared late enough that
> it's being pushed to "v2" for the moment - html5 already makes a *ton*
> of changes and additions to forms. ^_^
TJ is exactly right.
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