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[whatwg] required attribute for checkbox/select

From: Matthew Thomas <mpt@myrealbox.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 09:15:19 +0100
Message-ID: <423E8297.5060606@myrealbox.com>
Matt Wright wrote:
> I simply think that my original proposal makes the most sense from a 
> real-world web-apps implementation standpoint. Why deny authors the 
> ability to require a select element when this method would match up with 
> normal day-to-day usage of the element while not causing any negative 
> side-effects (that I know of)?

Because real-world graphical Web browsers use option menus to implement 
<select>, and your proposal is not how real-world people expect option 
menus to work.

Matthew Thomas
Received on Monday, 21 March 2005 00:15:19 UTC

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