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Re: Input Multiple Not Allowed. Suggestion: Input Multiple

From: Aaron Smith <aaron@gwmicro.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:19:25 -0400
Message-ID: <4EA0824D.40305@gwmicro.com>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
CC: www-validator@w3.org
Hi, Jukka.

You confirmed my suspicions. I would agree that "in this context" 
qualifies the error. Or maybe, "for this type."

Thank you very much for the quick response.


On 10/20/2011 4:12 PM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> 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.

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