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[Bug 13323] New: In section 4.10.21 "Constraints" (under "Association of controls and forms"), the definition for "Suffering from being missing" includes the text "... or, in the case of an element in a radio button group, any of the other elements in the group has a requ

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Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:03:00 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-13323-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13323

           Summary: In section 4.10.21 "Constraints" (under "Association
                    of controls and forms"), the definition for "Suffering
                    from being missing" includes the text "... or, in the
                    case of an element in a radio button group, any of the
                    other elements in the group has a requ
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#top
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#top

Comment:
In section 4.10.21 "Constraints" (under "Association of controls and forms"),
the definition for "Suffering from being missing" includes the text "... or,
in the case of an element in a radio button group, any of the other elements
in the group has a required attribute".  I think this should also apply to
checkbox elements in the same group.  In other words, if any of the checkbox
elements with a given name have the "required" attribute, then at least one of
the checkboxes should be selected (not necessarily the checkbox with the
"required" attribute).    I can see arguments for the opposite behavior, but
the
reality is that it is more useful to require at least one checkbox to be
checked than to require a specific checkbox (and if you require a specific
checkbox then it is usually in its own group by itself, and therefore it would
behave as intended).  In my opinion, it is counterintuitive to make the
checkbox behavior different than the radio button behavior in this case.

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