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Re: HTML5 form attribute for form associated elements

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:58:24 +0200
To: public-html-comments@w3.org, "Thompson, John" <jthomp@midwestern.edu>
Message-ID: <op.vhmonmro64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 02:46:07 +0200, Thompson, John <jthomp@midwestern.edu>  
> As I was reading through the differences doc I noticed that HTML5 is
> making it possible to move form associated elements outside of the form
> tag. This is a good step, I wonder though, why not go further and allow
> all but the submit button to be associated with multiple forms? I have
> many times needed more than one form on the page and if I could share a
> couple of those elements between forms (especially the hidden elements),
> that would be much simpler. Ideas?

We had this back in Web Forms 2.0. The form="" attribute took a  
space-separated list. There were a few minor issues with radio buttons and  
overall we decided it would probably be better to simplify the model  
somewhat for now. (Older Opera builds have support for this.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:59:01 UTC

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