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Re: [whatwg] HTMLForms: Implicit Submission with {display:none} button

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:42:04 +0000 (UTC)
To: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1209051636280.30734@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: "whatwg@whatwg.org" <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Thu, 5 Jul 2012, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> >  On Tue, 21 Feb 2012, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > >
> > > I don't think the existence of implicit submit should depend on 
> > > platform conventions, though, for interop on forms without visible 
> > > submit buttons. The form implicit submit takes is a platform 
> > > convention, but it should be required to exist in some form or 
> > > another.
> >
> > User agents aren't actually required to let users input anything, so 
> > it doesn't make much sense to require submission be possible...
> 
> This is only relevant for UAs which don't care if forms are usable, 
> which is most of them.  If forms are expected to work in the first 
> place, then there needs to be an implicit submit mechanism.  Every 
> browser I'm aware of has one, and lots of pages depend on this, so it 
> seems like this should be required somewhere (even if it's conditional 
> upon something like "if user form entry is supported").

I added some text to point implementors in that direction.

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