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Re: Valid characters for the name attribute

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 04:03:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: "T.J. Crowder" <tj@crowdersoftware.com>
Cc: public-html-comments <public-html-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1004120402490.751@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010, T.J. Crowder wrote:
> 
> Does the HTML5 specification loosen the rules for the valid values in 
> the name attribute on form elements?

Yes.


> The attribute index[2] says the value must be "Text*" with the * 
> indicating that "...the actual rules are more complicated than indicated 
> in the table...". In that table, "name" itself is not a link but on the 
> row "input" is a link to the forms page's name definition[3] which 
> describes what the name attribute means (and says it can't be blank if 
> given), but doesn't provide any other rules. Is that really the only 
> rule?

Yes.

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