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[Bug 12301] Make empty-named radio buttons not belong to a group

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Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:32:38 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> 2011-03-18 16:32:37 UTC ---
I'm not convinced that having pattern="" actually apply a pattern is a good
idea. As an author I likely would have assumed otherwise.

We have had problems in the past with authors thinking that src="" meaning that
nothing should get loaded, for example for <img>s. The fact that it did cause
images to load was both a surprise, and a hassle to fix for them (even after
learning how things behaved) since they could not do:

<img src="<%$icon_url%>">

In for example PHP.

This was enough of a hassle that for a bunch of elements we defined that empty
src means no load happens.

Additionally, not allowing empty-nam-means-no-name means that authors can't do

elem.name = "";

In order to remove a radio from a group. Same applies to pattern and src.

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