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[Bug 13769] Whitespace-only values should be considered empty in required form fields

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--- Comment #20 from Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru> 2011-10-01 21:17:25 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #19)
See comment 11.

By the way, it maybe could be more flexible (and therefore more feasible for
the editor to accept) to add new 'trim' boolean attribute -- as Anne has
proposed in comment 1.

This could have benefits for both sides:

1. default definition of 'required' state keeps simple as it is currently;

2. when needed (in fact, always), web-developers could automatically add trim
attribute to all required fields by using trivial JavaScript like this:

[].slice.call(document.querySelectorAll('[required]'), 0).forEach(function() {
    this.trim = true;

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