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[whatwg] comment on autofocus attribute from Web Forms 2.0 spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 17:46:48 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811081745340.1237@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Adele Peterson wrote:
> I saw the need for this in our Web Inspector, which has a lot of custom 
> controls (including some that use contenteditable elements).  Some of 
> these don't have a default focused appearance, but its nice that they 
> can follow the focus pseudo-class CSS selector.
> I agree that the disabled attribute would fit in well with this.  
> Again, it would be nice for these custom controls to be able to use the 
> disabled pseudo-class CSS selector.

I really would rather see XBL2's <div> element be extended to be
focusable and disablable rather than have HTML support this. Does that 
make sense?

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