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[whatwg] [WF2] the form attribute

From: Hallvord R M Steen <hallvors@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2007 09:12:07 +0100
Message-ID: <dd4c8a40702030012h1b3ef92fq37f6f1221dabb29b@mail.gmail.com>
http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#formAttribute

says

> All form controls as well as the fieldset element may have the
> form attribute specified. The form attribute gives a space-
> separated list of IDs of form elements that the form control is to
> be associated with


I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up, but the "form" attribute
from the spec is unimplementable. Form controls already have a "form"
attribute that refers to the form *node* the control is associated
with. Turning that into a list of strings will break a lot of existing
content like

<select onchange="this.form.submit()">

I'd rename the form attribute to formsList . (Name is up for
discussion of course..)

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Hallvord R. M. Steen
Received on Saturday, 3 February 2007 00:12:07 UTC

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