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Re: required radio buttons and checkboxes

From: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 23:18:57 +0000
Message-ID: <491A12E1.5000801@cam.ac.uk>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Apr 2008, Philip Taylor wrote:
>> (Quoting from the spec:)
>>> When a radio group has no checked radio button and more than one of 
>>> the radio buttons is marked as required, the UA, when alerting the 
>>> user, should only tell the user that the radio group as a whole is 
>>> missing a value, not complain about each radio button in turn, even 
>>> though all of the radio buttons marked with the required attribute 
>>> would have the valueMissing flag set.
>> (Suggested spec change: [...])
> The wording changed quite a bit; is the new wording ok?

That sentence appears to have morphed into "User agents may coalesce 
related constraint violation reports if appropriate (e.g. if multiple 
radio buttons in a set are marked as required, only one error need be 
reported)", which sounds reasonable enough. (Perhaps that should say 
"group" rather than "set" to be more consistent, but I don't think it 
really matters.) So I believe it's okay and my comments no longer apply.

Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 11 November 2008 23:19:51 UTC

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