Styling form controls
shawhan.liem at utoronto.ca
Mon May 28 14:09:17 UTC 2007
Thanks for sending the article, a lot of interesting points in there. I
think the key thing for us will be to determine which browser/OS
rendered widgets (i.e. generic form controls) are useful for us in terms
of extending for use in FLUID, but I do agree that it is probably futile
at this point to try and extend them beyond what CSS allows.
One solution, which we've seen in Dojo so far, is to create
'Combobox', which is an extension of the Selectbox that has been
completely re-engineered to be independent of the browser/OS). This type
of approach would allow us to use current CSS functionality to apply
styles across browsers and platforms, at least in some of our early tests.
Carl Forde wrote:
> I've often been annoyed at the form control differences between browsers, but I hadn't given the matter much thought. Eric Meyer dives in and explains some of the implications involved in styling form controls: http://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2007/05/15/formal-weirdness/
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