mosaic pre6 coming soon, and more forms stuff

Marc Andreessen (
Mon, 11 Oct 93 22:21:47 -0700

pre6 will be released shortly, as (thanks to many users, particularly
frans van hoesel) I have discovered one really stupid bug and some
others that are hitting a lot of people.

Since pre5, Eric has implemented scrolled lists and multiline text
fields for fill-out forms forms. I have promised him that no one
would use multiline text fields until we have a real submission method
(which we now have, I think, from the recent discussion). But we
should settle on the syntax for them (and for scrolled lists) ASAP...

As I noted last night (and Bill Perry, at least, agreed), I think
multiline texts fields should have a different name than single-line
text fields. Is "textarea" OK? Also, we have three choices for
declaring the size of a "textarea":

o SIZE="32x4" as in the original spec
o SIZE="32,4" to fit in a little better with other things
o COLUMNS=32 ROWS=4 for extreme cleanliness (which is what we
currently have)

Dave R, your final judgment please? :-)

Anyone object to type LIST for (possibly scrolled) lists? Same basic
behavior as OPTION but more than one option is visible at a time (the
number visible can be set by the SIZE attribute); same OPTIONS
argument (comma-separated list of options).