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[Bug 9579] New: An element should not suffer from pattern mismatch if the pattern attribute value is the empty string

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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:45:58 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-9579-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9579

           Summary: An element should not suffer from pattern mismatch if
                    the pattern attribute value is the empty string
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/forms.html#attr-input-pat
                    tern
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: mounir.lamouri@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


At the moment, the pattern attribute can be used for constraint validation if
the pattern attribute is specified. So, having pattern="" means the element
will suffer from constraint validation if it has a value different from the
empty string. I think this will lead to misinterpretation, some authors will
probably set the pattern attribute to the empty string to disable it and not to
prevent the user to enter a value. To prevent the user to enter a value, the
'disabled' attribute should be used instead.

It looks like Opera's implementation is following the current spec but Webkit's
implementation isn't checking for constraint validation when the pattern
attribute is the empty string. I think this shows there is an issue here.

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