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Re: form name attribute values

From: T.J. Crowder <tj@crowdersoftware.com>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 07:54:52 +0100
Message-ID: <v2ic95470a1005032354we245d401j88feed606e5c921d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, nathan@webr3.org
Cc: public-html-comments <public-html-comments@w3.org>
>
> The <input name> attribute is described in
> http://whatwg.org/html#attr-fe-name where the only conformance requirement
> is:


>  "If the attribute is specified, its value must not be the empty string."


> and I don't believe there are any other restrictions on it


There aren't, we just recently had a thread about this, resulting in a
couple of (fairly small) changes to the spec to clarify that.

Bug report:
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9493

Changes diff:
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5034&to=5035

You can see the changes in place in the editor's draft, which I *believe* is
here (certainly the changes are in that document, and the title is "Editor's
Draft" :-) ):
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/
--
T.J. Crowder
Independent Software Consultant
tj / crowder software / com
www.crowdersoftware.com


On 30 April 2010 18:21, Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Nathan wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I've been looking through the spec for clarification on whether URIs can
>> be used inside the name= attribute on form elements:
>>
>> <input type="text" name="http://ex.org/ns#name"...
>>
>> in addition the following syntax:
>>
>> name="uri[uri]"
>>
>> Any clarification?
>>
>
> The <input name> attribute is described in
> http://whatwg.org/html#attr-fe-name where the only conformance requirement
> is:
>
>  "If the attribute is specified, its value must not be the empty string."
>
> and I don't believe there are any other restrictions on it, so any URI (and
> any other string) except "" is allowed. (You might want to also avoid the
> names "isindex" and "_charset_" since they have special processing behaviour
> in certain cases, though.)
>
> --
> Philip Taylor
> pjt47@cam.ac.uk
>
>
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