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[Bug 9505] Immutable checkbox, radio and file input types should not suffer from value missing

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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 06:59:51 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9505


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #5 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-04-15 07:03:49 ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> I know a disabled element is not a candidate for constraint validation but I
> think it would be better to remember an immutable element can't suffer from
> being missing even if in the present situation, it can't be immutable _and_
> candidate for constraint validation. In my opinion it is not safe to consider
> that it's not possible at the moment so it doesn't worth to add it.

I'm not really sure I follow. There doesn't seem to be any point worrying about
what the state of a control when it's disabled. What problem would it solve?


> Actually, I'm wondering how to manage this situation: when a radio button is
> required and another radio button is checked in the radio group but this radio
> button is disabled. According to the current specification, the radio buttion
> shouldn't suffer from value missing. Is that the behavior wanted ?

Yes.


> "When an input element does not have a Document node as one of its ancestors
> (i.e. when it is not in the document), it is immutable."
> So, at the moment, radio/checkbox/file can suffer from value missing when they
> are immutable.

True, though if they're out of the document, it doesn't much matter.


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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Being out of the document isn't especially important either.

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