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[whatwg] Default Radio Buttons

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 21:26:52 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0412131930310.18787@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Sat, 11 Dec 2004, Petrazickis wrote:
> How about the following?
> - The last radio button marked selected in a sequence will be the only one
> considered selected by the UA. The UA will not allow for more than one radio
> button to be selected at a time.
> - If no radio button is marked selected, the UA will select the first radio
> button. The UA will not allow for the absence of a selected radio button.

The problem is that this doesn't work with the existing Web content. Web 
browsers have in the past tried to implement this, and doing so breaks 
existing sites so much that they had to change their implementations back 
to the current behaviour.

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