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[Bug 13463] New: FIELDSET is listed

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Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:44:12 +0000
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           Summary: FIELDSET is listed
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 differences from HTML4 (editor: Anne van
        AssignedTo: simonp@opera.com
        ReportedBy: giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, annevk@opera.com

FIELDSET controls are not form control elements in HTML 4 [1] and therefore do
not constitute FORM elements in DOM Level 2 [2] but they do in HTML 5 [3]. 
That causes scripts with hardwired numeric indices to break.

Hardwired numeric indices are indispensable to express a continuous range of
controls (e.g. to enable all controls in a FIELDSET).  This is a serious
incompatibility and it is not mentioned.

[1] <URL:
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/interact/forms.html#h-17.2.1 >
[2] <URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-HTML/html.html#ID-40002357 >
[3] <URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#category-listed >

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