ISSUE-5: Is there a need to expand the available <button> types to include 'radio' or 'toggle'?

button-type-radio

Is there a need to expand the available <button> types to include 'radio' or 'toggle'?

State:
CLOSED
Product:
HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Dan Connolly
Opened on:
2007-11-08
Description:
This was raised at the W3C HTML WG meeting in Cambridge by Maciej Stachowiak during his "HTML+CSS as Flash Killer" presentation.

Currently there is no way to attach child content to an HTML radio <input> and the <button> element (which does allow child text nodes) does not have a matching type for similar interaction purposes. Because of this Maciej had to implement what seems like a basic toggling functionality in JavaScript.

## Links

* http://webkit.org/blog/138/css-animation/
Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. Issues closed (from mjs@apple.com on 2009-08-20)
  2. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-08-20 (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2009-08-19)
  3. Old issues - will be closed on 2009-08-20 if there are no objections (from mjs@apple.com on 2009-08-13)
  4. ISSUE-5: button-type-radio - suggest closing on 2009-08-20 (from mjs@apple.com on 2009-08-13)
  5. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-08-13 (from cooper@w3.org on 2009-08-12)
  6. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-08-13 (from singer@apple.com on 2009-08-12)
  7. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-08-13 (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2009-08-12)
  8. Regarding closing issues (from mjs@apple.com on 2009-08-11)
  9. Re: ISSUE-5: please close this issue (button-type-radio) (from smedero@uw.edu on 2009-08-11)
  10. Re: ISSUE-5: please close this issue (button-type-radio) (from connolly@w3.org on 2009-08-11)
  11. ISSUE-5: please close this issue (from mjs@apple.com on 2009-08-10)
  12. {minutes} HTML WG issue-tracking telcon 2008-06-19 (from mike@w3.org on 2008-06-25)
  13. ISSUE-5 (button-type-radio): Is there a need to expand the available <button> types to include 'radio' or 'toggle'? [HTML 5 spec] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2007-11-08)

Related notes:

not taking this up at this point because there has not been significant discussion on this list, no other WG asking for this

Michael[tm] Smith, 19 Jun 2008, 17:14:14

Changing this CLOSED issue to POSTPONED as an experiment to see what queries it shows up in.

Maciej Stachowiak, 25 Mar 2010, 04:03:47

Experiment complete; changing back to CLOSED.

Maciej Stachowiak, 25 Mar 2010, 04:04:37

Changelog:

Created issue 'Is there a need to expand the available <button> types to include 'radio' or 'toggle'?' nickname button-type-radio owned by Maciej Stachowiak on product HTML 5 spec, description 'This was raised at the W3C HTML WG meeting in Cambridge by Maciej Stachowiak during his "HTML+CSS as Flash Killer" presentation.

Currently there is no way to attach child content to an HTML radio <input> and the <button> element (which does allow child text nodes) does not have a matching type for similar interaction purposes. Because of this Maciej had to implement what seems like a basic toggling functionality in JavaScript.

## Links

* http://webkit.org/blog/138/css-animation/' non-public

Shawn Medero, 8 Nov 2007, 19:46:11

Status changed to 'raised'

10 Apr 2008, 22:30:23

Owner changed to 'Dan Connolly'

Michael[tm] Smith, 19 Jun 2008, 17:14:14

Status changed to 'closed'

Maciej Stachowiak, 21 Aug 2009, 01:28:13

Status changed to 'postponed'

Maciej Stachowiak, 25 Mar 2010, 04:03:51

Status changed to 'closed'

Maciej Stachowiak, 25 Mar 2010, 04:04:37


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