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Submitting a partially downloaded form

From: Ed Avis <eda@waniasset.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:04:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <loom.20101118T180120-521@post.gmane.org>
Suppose a browser is downloading a page and has got halfway through a form with
some text elements.  Before the rest of the form finishes downloading, the user
puts focus in one of the elements and presses Enter.  Normally that keystroke
would submit the form.  Should the browser submit the form anyway even though it
has not finished downloading?  Doing so would omit some form elements which might
be marked mandatory.

The HTML 4 standard doesn't say anything on this one way or the other, though it
is implied that everything inside the <form> element should be considered, not
just the part that happens to have been downloaded so far.

Related Firefox bug report: <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=607328>

Ed Avis <eda@waniasset.com>
Received on Thursday, 18 November 2010 21:47:40 UTC

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