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object + fallback content in form submission

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2005 00:26:13 +0000
Message-ID: <439237A5.6000005@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

I hope this is the right list for this type of question...

When using an object (for a WYSIWYG plugin) with a fallback
form control along the lines of

     <input type="submit" />

should the browser submit both the object value *and*
the textarea value even when the object was rendered

I would have thought not, as the textarea is effectively the
alternative for situations in which the object can't be
rendered. However, in IE6, IE7beta and FF 1.5 (and possibly
other browser, haven't tested much further) submit both.

Any thoughts?

And an additional question, related to the above: what's the
expected behaviour when a form contains 2 or more form controls
with the same name attribute (not radio buttons ... something like
text inputs)? Should the browser send an array of those values
for that single name?

Patrick H. Lauke
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