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Re: [whatwg] datalist element example and option element content model

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:57:03 +0000 (UTC)
To: Kurosawa Takeshi <taken.spc@gmail.com>, "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1308291955130.27209@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
On Thu, 18 Jul 2013, Kurosawa Takeshi wrote:
> 
> I noticed inconsistency between datalist element example and option 
> element content model.
> 
> In a datalist element's code example, there are option elements which 
> don't specify label attribute and are empty. 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-button-element.html#the-datalist-element
> 
> > <label>
> >  Sex:
> >  <input name=sex list=sexes>
> >  <datalist id=sexes>
> >   <option value="Female">
> >   <option value="Male">
> >  </datalist>
> > </label>>
> 
> However option element section prohibits such condition.
> 
> > The label content attribute, if specified, must not be empty. If the 
> > attribute is not specified, then the element itself must not be empty.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-button-element.html#the-option-element
> 
> My question is which one is correct: the code example or the option
> element section.

I corrected the spec on this in response to the bug you filed:

On Sat, 17 Aug 2013, Kurosawa Takeshi wrote:
> 
> Bug 22994 - Clarify option element's label must be a non empty string.
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22994

If you could respond to comment 3 on that bug, that'd be great.


Note that if you post to this list, there's no point also filing a bug. 
I'll get to the feedback either way eventually.

Cheers,
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