[thesite] Status of everything I can think of at the moment ... ;)

rudy r937 at interlog.com
Sun Apr 28 11:57:00 CDT 2002

> Correct me if I'm wrong [:)], but aren't the principal goals
> of using a text area:
> 1. Scrollbars on most platforms instead of layout blowout.
> 2. Ability to "Select all" automatically when the area receives focus.

hi joshua

indeed, goal 1 was the reason we went from <pre> to <textarea>

textarea is not the only solution, though

wait'll adrian posts his test page

goal 2 makes sense only if there's a purpose for having the code

one such purpose might be to facilitate copy/paste

not all code is meant to be copied

highlighting doesn't really hurt, though


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