W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > April 2011

[whatwg] Can we make checkboxes readonly?

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:42:10 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTimj-_-NwLbBmYrb8fQAzCaxziHxeA@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 3:12 PM, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
>> On 2011-04-06 22:45, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>>
>>> Currently, the spec disallows checkboxes from being made readonly. ?Is
>>> there some good reason for this? ?If not, can we change it?
>>> Checkboxes being readonly would be useful for the same reasons that
>>> text inputs being readonly is.
>>
>> What's wrong with using disabled?
>>
>> <input type="checkbox" disabled>
>> <input type="checkbox" disabled checked>
>
> Disabled elements don't participate in form submission.

Also, consistency across input types seems like a good thing for authors.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 6 April 2011 15:42:10 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 30 January 2013 18:48:03 GMT