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Re: Selectors Tests

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:24:59 +0000 (UTC)
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0902110824030.28232@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> fantasai wrote:
> > Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> > > http://lachy.id.au/dev/css/tests/selectors/pseudo-classes/ui/
> > 
> > Interesting. I'm not convinced that :enabled and :disabled shouldn't match
> > <input type="hidden">. Konqueror and Mozilla both make them match, so I'd
> > like to check with the CSSWG if that's really the interpretation we want
> > before deciding whether to accept your tests. 
> 
> Opera currently also makes them match, but WebKit doesn't.  However, the
> Selectors spec states that:
> 
>   Most elements will be neither enabled nor disabled. An element is
>   enabled if the user can either activate it or transfer the focus to
>   it. An element is disabled if it could be enabled, but the user cannot
>   presently activate it or transfer focus to it.
> 
> Since a hidden input cannot be activated or have focus transferred to it, my
> understanding is that they shouldn't match, which makes WebKit's behaviour
> correct, and Opera, Firefox and Konqueror all incorrect.  But if the intention
> is for these pseudo classes to match hidden inputs, then please fix the spec.
> 
> > AFAICT WF2 requires them to match, but Selectors' wording implies that they
> > don't.
> 
> The Web Forms 2 spec is obsolete now that forms have been integrated into
> HTML5.

HTML5 now says :enabled never matches type=hidden. (And :disabled doesn't 
either, since you can't disable an <input type=hidden>.)

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