At last! We’ve finally kicked off the Web Forms 2.0 implementation for Internet Explorer.
In case you didn’t know, WF2 has been produced by the WHATWG to plug the gaping hole in the HTML forms module. This development will provide support for WF2 on an Internet Explorer platform. We’ll be building things like the new date/time input controls, the datalist element, a range control (slider), well, all of it in fact.
The developers are:
- a clean DOM
- (almost) transparent implementation
- controls should inherit styles correctly
- controls should look and behave like native components
All of the new form controls will be implemented as DHTML Behaviors. This is a Microsoft technology that allows developers to extend existing HTML elements. We will be able to provide the new properties, methods and events for existing controls and implement the new controls using this technology. I’m hoping that implementation will be via a single style sheet inclusion.
The project is being hosted on SourceForge. At the moment there is not much to see. We have uploaded some code and test pages but that’s about it. I’ll blog again when there is something concrete to demonstrate.
We have a public forum for those interested in submitting ideas and suggestions:
For more general information regarding Web Forms 2.0 please use the WHATWG mailing list.