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Remarks on the HTML 4.01 Specification

From: Steffen Goeldner <sgoeldner@eurodata.de>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 11:03:38 +0200
Message-ID: <37C6546A.CED6EAC8@eurodata.de>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Remarks on the HTML 4.0 Specification (http://www.w3.org/TR/html40)
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17.4 The INPUT element (interact/forms.html#h-17.4)
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- DTD

  value CDATA #IMPLIED  -- required for radio and checkboxes --
               -------     --------
- Attribute definitions

  value = cdata [CA] 
        This attribute specifies the initial value of the control. 
        It is optional except when the type attribute has the value
              --------
        "radio". 

Remark:

  'IMPLIED', 'required' and 'optional' are still used contradictory
  ('value' is required for radio  a n d  checkboxes due to the DTD,
    but    is required for radio  o n l y  due to the Attribute
    definitions).
  This could lead to different implementations.
  The default value 'on' is supplied by IE 4.x and NC 4.x for both 
  control types (checkboxes and radio buttons).


Steffen Göldner

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