[whatwg] required attribute for checkbox/select

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