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[whatwg] optgroup element used for selection

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 20:08:53 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906032008070.1648@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 9 Apr 2009, Randy Drielinger wrote:
> Currently (HTML4.01) and in the near-future HTML5 spec optgroup elements 
> are used to group options (hence the name :-) and amongst others allow 
> us to disable a group of option elements at once.
> Personally, I think it would make sense to add the ability to make an 
> optgroup selectable. The result *could* be to select all the childs of 
> that optgroup element (or simply post the child values as an array or 
> whatever).

This has been suggested previously also. I have noted it as a possible 
extension for a future version. I'd like to avoid adding new features at 
this point so that we can get HTML5 out of the door. :-)

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