[WEB4LIB] WRAP Attribute for Forms
smcdon at rci.rutgers.edu
Mon Jul 10 15:12:13 EDT 2000
Since this was interesting I went looking:
here is the best discussion that I found:
"WRAP is entirely NETSCAPE specific.
MSIE on the otherhand forces wrapping all the time."
(follow the thread ad nauseum)
"Opera 3.51 specifically precludes the wrap option as does WebTV 1.2."
HTML Tutorials: Forms Textarea Wrap
"You may from time to time see other variations on WRAP, such as VIRTUAL
or PHYSICAL. Netscape introduced these attributes a few years ago as
extensions to HTML 3.0, then abandoned them. Officially, the HTML 4.0
specs don't list WRAP, but Netscape and MSIE list WRAP = HARD | SOFT | OFF
in their guides. It's best to stick these three values. "
Hope that this was helpful and interstsing..I thought so.
On Mon, 10 Jul 2000 peterson at amigos.org wrote:
> There probably is an easy answer for this, but I can't seem to find it.
> I'm getting ready to teach the creation of forms for librarians. I was
> re-checking the standard and ran into a brick wall. I see references in
> books and on web sites for WRAP being used in the <TEXTAREA> tag. However,
> I can't verify that it is a legitimate attribute. I couldn't find it
> listed in the current HTML specification:
> I've tried some of the more well-known HTML reference sites; some use it as
> if it were part of the specification and some don't mention it. I've
> checked to see if it is part of either Netscape and Microsoft extensions --
> no luck.
> Can someone shed some light on this for me? Is it part of HTML 4.01 or
> not? Any help would be appreciated!
> Christine Peterson
> Library Liaison Officer
> Amigos Library Services
> 14400 Midway Road
> Dallas, TX 75244-3509
> peterson at amigos.org
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