[whatwg] Web Forms 2 Repetition Model-please reinstate on specification
ddailey at zoominternet.net
Mon Sep 19 16:39:07 PDT 2011
I've written lots of forms like the ones in the example provided (with
expanding controls for what could be considered repeating values as in
database apps). I see it as another possible use case for <replicate> .
(look also at the paper as well as the examples)
So now we have three proposed domains for applicability of <replicate>: web
forms. svg, and inkml.
On the other hand, I was one of those who thought <animate> might apply to
domains outside SVG.
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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:03 PM
To: whatwg at aaabit.com
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] Web Forms 2 Repetition Model-please reinstate on
On Mon, 19 Sep 2011, whatwg at aaabit.com wrote:
> Please reinstate this feature (Web Forms 2 / Repetition Model) on the
> official specification.
> My use-case/ justification is explained on this forum thread:
> I want a declarative solution for simple repetition (e.g. for scientific
> for anything else. (I can already do the latter, but the former eludes
> me; most disappointingly considering that this feature was well designed
> and close to being released).
We took it out because it was just far too complicated a solution to solve
far too narrow a set of use cases.
However, there is a lot of ongoing work in this area of research,
especially currently in the public-webapps at w3.org group. I encourage you
to bring up the suggestion there. Unfortunately, coming up with a
declarative solution whose cost-to-usefulness ratio is good enough has
proven over the years to be a rather elusive goal.
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