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Re: object + fallback content in form submission

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 19:32:01 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512051929240.7669@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 4 Dec 2005, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> 
> When using an object (for a WYSIWYG plugin) with a fallback form control 
> along the lines of
> 
> <form>
>     <object>
>         <textarea></textarea>
>     </object>
>     <input type="submit" />
> </form>
> 
> should the browser submit both the object value *and* the textarea value 
> even when the object was rendered succesfully?

According to the WF2 proposal, yes. The definition of successful does not 
exclude form controls inside <object> elements:

   http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#successful

(WF2 is an unofficial draft proposal of extensions and clarifications to 
HTML4 and XHTML1's forms features that some Web browser vendors are using 
to get better interoperability.)

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