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INPUT TYPE="checkbox"

From: Philip Mak <pmak@animeglobe.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 00:40:08 -0400 (EDT)
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
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I have an HTML 4.01 Transitional document that includes the following
line:

<input type="checkbox" name="terms">

I ran it through validator.w3.org but the validator did NOT complain about
the fact that I omitted the VALUE attribute, which is required for INPUT
TYPE="checkbox" according to
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/forms.html#edef-INPUT

I only found out about this when people with certain web browsers
complained that the checkbox didn't work properly (even when they checked
it and submitted the form, my server treated them as if they had not
checked it).

Is this a bug I stumbled across in the validator?
Received on Friday, 24 August 2001 02:30:45 GMT

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