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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:50:38 +0200
Message-ID: <op.uzolyown64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Wed, 02 Sep 2009 22:26:53 +0200, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org>  
> 1) ...

I'll let someone else address this one.

> 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?

It is non-conforming but the rendering section does define how you should  
render a <textarea> when that value is present.

> [3]) If the textarea is specified as "disabled", but the text overflows
> the alloted size, should the scrollbars be enabled so you can scroll
> to see the content, or should the scrollbars be disabled (preventing
> the user from seeing the content)?

That depends on platform UI conventions.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 3 September 2009 05:50:38 UTC

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