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RE: Radio button group

From: Waters, Tyler S FOR:EX <Tyler.Waters@gov.bc.ca>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 09:39:50 -0800
Message-ID: <75288380B55B044BB95108574F19D0231B71BF@hill.idir.bcgov>
To: "Joseph Kesselman" <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <www-dom@w3.org>, <www-dom-request@w3.org>

Currently I do use a different search technique, using
document.formname.radiobuttonname[x], the easiest alternative. 
It sticks out because all my other functions use
document.getElementById. 

What I'm trying to say is that one should be able to select radio
buttons from the DOM. I suppose this would require an expansion on the
definition of the ID to allow for multiples -- i.e. control
arrays.......
 If getElementById happens to return more than one ID, it could return
an array of elements. 

Just a suggestion...

-Tyler

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Kesselman [mailto:keshlam@us.ibm.com] 
Sent: Sat, March 18, 2006 7:26 AM
To: Waters, Tyler S FOR:EX
Cc: www-dom@w3.org; www-dom-request@w3.org
Subject: Re: Radio button group

What you're missing is the definition of ID in XML, which says that IDs
must be unique -- so there can be only one element with a given ID
value.

If you're searching for values which aren't unique, they aren't IDs. You
need to write your own search, or use something like XPath.

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