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[whatwg] Select conformance

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 14:04:02 +0300
Message-ID: <E0E202F2-3E2E-4EC3-81C4-D0663CDDE114@iki.fi>
On Mar 30, 2006, at 06:56, Alexey Feldgendler wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 01:15:38 +0700, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi>  
> wrote:
>
>> Single select:
>> Is it conforming for an option to be both selected and disabled?  
>> (I think it shouldn't be conforming.)
>
> I think it should be allowed. It's useful for dummy items like  
> "Select your country" which is pre-selected in the dropdown with  
> the list of countries.

Whoa! It's even interoperably supported in Firefox and Opera.
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/test/wa10/adhoc/option-selected-disabled.html

It still does not make it good UI. The case is similar to a set of  
radio buttons with no checked button.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
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