[Bug 10923] Add an attribute to override UA's validation message


--- Comment #10 from Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> 2010-10-12 16:03:48 UTC ---
> The whole point of this feature is that the UA can do an excellent job of
> this, whereas the authors of most pages really just want to mark the control
> as required and not have to worry about it.

This does not match our implementation experience. I agree that of course any
author would love it if the UA came up with a great error message for every
situation. But as a UA we're forced to use very generic messages that can't be
specific to the given control. For example we're forced to say "the number is
too low" rather than "surely you don't have a negative age".

For now I suspect we'll implement the attribute and let authors experiment with
it. In case people like it we'll reopen this bug (or file a new one against the
next iteration of the spec)

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Received on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 16:03:50 UTC