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[Bug 13769] WF3: Add trim="" attribute to <input type=text/search> that strips leading and trailing whitespace from the value

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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:12:12 +0000
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--- Comment #39 from Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru> 2011-10-27 16:12:07 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #38)

Trimming just _makes sense_ mainly as for validation.

Anyway, it should be at least clearly described in the HTML5 spec that trimming
should be applied _before_ validating according to 'required' attribute.

Otherwise we could face with wrong implementations where validation says "OK"
(field is not empty though contains whitespace-only characters) and _then_
trimming is applied, and [now] empty string is sent to server. This absurd
situation should be ruled out by clear definition of trimming in the spec.


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