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Re: Input Multiple Not Allowed. Suggestion: Input Multiple

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:12:13 +0300
Message-ID: <4EA0809D.2050400@cs.tut.fi>
To: aaron@gwmicro.com
CC: www-validator@w3.org
20.10.2011 22:43, Aaron Smith wrote:

> Error Line 101, Column 109: Attribute multiple not allowed on element
> input at this point.
> …abel> <input multiple id="t13" type="text" value="more, than, one,
> value" ></p>

That's slightly misleading but I'm afraid there's no simple fix to this, 
as the error message is given in different situations and needs to be of 
generic nature. But maybe it could be more suitably formulated, e.g. as 
"in this context" instead of "at this point". I'll check the 
validator.nu discussion forum and make a suggestion there, if the 
problem hasn't been raised there yet.

In this case, the problem is that the multiple attribute is allowed for 
some types of <input> elements only, i.e. for some values of the type 
attribute or, in the HTML5 parlance, for some "states" of the input element.

You don't need it for input type="text", as the field allows any text 
input, including many words etc. - it is then up to the form data 
handling to split the input string into pieces as needed.

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Thursday, 20 October 2011 20:12:46 UTC

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