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[whatwg] textarea semantics for wrap, readonly, and disabled

From: Dirk Pranke <dpranke@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 14:16:24 -0700
Message-ID: <3726d1bf0909021416w56681b8cq863e949b9befc0db@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 3:26 PM, Dirk Pranke<dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:
>> 2) wrap="off" does not appear to be a legitimate value, despite being
>> implemented in all the major browsers. Is this an oversight, or an
>> intentional omission?
> This value is specified down in the rendering section, as it doesn't
> have any effect on the semantics (it's equivalent to 'soft', just with
> a different display).

Ah, in 11.4.15. It seems like it would be useful to note that as a
historical value in 4.10.10, or perhaps somewhere else like the
obsolete section?

I guess that actually half-answers my other question, which is that
the soft wrapping will change the rendered output, but not the value
of the element, whereas hard wrapping also changes the value of the

On the flip side, should 11.4.15 specify anything about wrapping
algorithms of soft vs. hard, or is that completely implementation
defined (including handling of overflow with scrollbars, etc.)?
Received on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 14:16:24 UTC

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