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Re: required radio buttons and checkboxes

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 15:17:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811051516350.1237@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 22 Apr 2008, Ben Boyle wrote:
> I was wondering how this works with radio buttons and checkboxes, given 
> there are multiple 'input' elements for the controls, is the 'required' 
> attribute needed on every input? What happens if it is inconsistently 
> applied to a group?

As specified, you need it on at least one in the group. Beyond that it 
doesn't matter.

> For what it's worth, I would love to see radio button and checkboxes 
> supported with more logical markup (like select1/select in xforms).

<select> provides the same semantic already, though with a different 
default rendering.

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