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[whatwg] required attribute for checkbox/select

From: Matt Wright <mw@mattwright.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 20:01:36 -0700
Message-ID: <06cb01c52e8b$77044eb0$6a00a8c0@msa>
Matthew Thomas wrote:
> 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.

You're absolutely right and I wasn't think about it from that
perspective.  It makes no sense for a user to see a required
error message when an option in the menu has clearly been
selected. I retract my suggestion to have 'required' apply
to select.

Matt Wright
Received on Monday, 21 March 2005 19:01:36 UTC

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