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[whatwg] <input name=isindex>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 01:11:56 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0810290111330.1041@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Martijn wrote:
> 2008/10/28 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:
> > On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Martijn wrote:
> >>
> >> Submission of an <isindex> element is different compared to normal form
> >> submission with a text input element, only the value part is submitted.
> >>
> >> This parsing definition:
> >> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#isindex
> >> means that <form><input name=isindex></form> also should only submit
> >> the value part.
> >> And indeed, that is what IE7 seems to be doing.
> >> Mozilla even has a bug filed for this:
> >> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93795
> >>
> >> So I guess this needs to be mentioned somewhere in the web forms spec or
> >> something?
> >
> > Done, thanks.
> 
> In hindsight, perhaps just remove the isindex element, all together.

It's not allowed for authors, but it is required of UAs since there are 
still pages that use it.

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