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Re: Web Forms 2.0 Feedback

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 18:39:58 +0000 (UTC)
To: Gervase Markham <gerv@gerv.net>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0401071838320.31504@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 24 Dec 2003, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Another thought. Often, one wants to have a checkbox in the UI which is
> inverted in relation to the underlying program code. This could be for
> usability reasons.
> So, would it be possible to add an attribute to checkboxes which says
> that they are successful if _un_checked?

While I agree with the need, I can't see any way to make this backwards
compatible, which is a big problem (since in older UAs, either nothing
would ever be sent, or the exact opposite of the value of the checkbox
would be sent).

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