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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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13.1. Text Grids

Text input tags can be arranged into a text grid. A text grid is an informal term for a two-dimensional array of editable boxes. An obvious example of a text grid is a spreadsheet, with its columns and rows. Small text grids are also ideal for the detailed part of master-detail forms and for working with sets of records. XUL has no direct support for text grids, but such things are easy to design using the <textbox> tag.

The Web tends to ignore the flexibility of textboxes. On the Web, it is customary to see data-entry forms designed so that individual fields are spaced well apart. Requests for contact details or for purchase order details are often displayed so that there is one form element per line. This makes text boxes appear ...

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