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Re: bad first example on FORM page

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 07:26:18 -0600
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <2151B253-41EB-4D11-B995-37C1A5383DCB@w3.org>
To: Tom McDougal <tfmcdougal@gmail.com>

On 25 Jan 2012, at 2:23 AM, Tom McDougal wrote:

> On this page describing Forms --
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#submit-format
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> -- the first simple example contains an error which caused me much grief. The two "INPUT" elements include "id" attributes. This is a mistake; "id" is not a normal attribute for INPUT elements; instead they should be "name". Here is the exact text (with my comments on the offending lines):
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> <FORM action="http://somesite.com/prog/adduser" method="post">
>   <P>
>   <LABEL for="firstname">First name: </LABEL>
>             <INPUT type="text" id="firstname"><BR>   // should be: name="firstname"
>   <LABEL for="lastname">Last name: </LABEL>
>             <INPUT type="text" id="lastname"><BR>    // should be: name="lastname"
>   <LABEL for="email">email: </LABEL>
>             <INPUT type="text" id="email"><BR>
>   <INPUT type="radio" name="sex" value="Male"> Male<BR>
>   <INPUT type="radio" name="sex" value="Female"> Female<BR>
>   <INPUT type="submit" value="Send"> <INPUT type="reset">
>   </P>
> </FORM>
> 
> 
> The example under section 17.4.2 correctly uses NAME attributes.

Hi Tom,

Thank you for the note. I don't know whether the HTML Working Group is maintaining errata for HTML4 actively these days given their focus on HTML5.

Ian

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