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Re: [whatwg] Missing HTMLSelectElement.autocomplete

From: Dan Beam <dbeam@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 19:00:57 -0700
Message-ID: <CANpe7K2cy3JLc5fBFDT5Spb6bK+-wSzBNacxqqRsNT1zD0oB8g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matthew Noorenberghe <MattN+whatwg@mozilla.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Ilya Sherman <isherman@chromium.org>, Evan Stade <estade@chromium.org>
On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 6:13 PM, Matthew Noorenberghe
<MattN+whatwg@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Is it intentional that there is no HTMLSelectElement.autocomplete IDL attribute[1]? Both <input>[2] and <textarea>[3] have it so there is currently inconsistency.

I discovered the same issue while working on
Autofill/requestAutocomplete in Chrome and Ian Hickson mentioned it
was likely just an oversight.  Autofill in Chrome didn't always work
[well] with <select> tags, so I could see how Autofill-related stuff
like [autocomplete] could be out of date.

It'd be nice to avoid more attribute accessors (and encourage authors
to use getAttribute() instead), but if <input> and <textarea> have
them we should probably be consistent.

Dan Beam

> Thanks,
> Matthew Noorenberghe
> [1] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-select-element
> [2] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-input-element
> [3] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-textarea-element
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