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Re: Validity constraint issue with form controls

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 15:42:56 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20011205.154256.71085161.mimasa@w3.org>
To: mccarthy36@earthlink.net
Cc: www-html@w3.org, www-html-editor@w3.org
Jesse McCarthy <mccarthy36@earthlink.net> wrote:

> Given the situation of the attributes 'name' and 'id' as described in 5.21 of 
> the Modularization of XHTML recommendation ( http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-
> modularization/abstract_modules.html#s_nameidentmodule ), how are form 
> control elements input type=[checkbox | radio] to be handled, given that in 
> XML the value of any given instance of an attribute declared to be of type ID 
> ( 'id' attribute in this case) must be unique in the document? 

The Name Identification Module defines the attribute name for
*a collection of elements*.  Form control elements like "input"
are not in this collection, since the name attribute on those
elements is not intended to define a unique anchor but to assign
a control name, which may be shared by several form controls.
This module and its deprecation has nothing to do with the name
attribute on form control elements.

Regards,
-- 
Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:43:02 UTC

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