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Re: Selecting multiple options in a select element without multiple

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 19:13:01 +0000 (UTC)
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907281854010.3168@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 28 Jul 2009, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> If you set multiple option's defaultSelected attribute to true, as in 
> [1], whacky stuff happens. In IE8 and Opera, you end up with nothing 
> selected; in WebKit you end up with all of them selected; in Gecko you 
> end up with the final one selected.
> As far as I can tell, the spec currently says that WebKit's behaviour is 
> correct, which IMO makes the least sense, as it should not be possible 
> to get more one selected.

The spec says what Gecko says (I think you missed the text in the <select> 

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