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Re: [whatwg] Missing HTMLSelectElement.autocomplete

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 02:16:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: Matthew Noorenberghe <MattN+whatwg@mozilla.com>, Luis Farzati <lfarzati@gmail.com>, Dan Beam <dbeam@chromium.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1406050210290.7651@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, Ilya Sherman <isherman@chromium.org>, Evan Stade <estade@chromium.org>
On Wed, 4 Jun 2014, Matthew Noorenberghe wrote:
> Is it intentional that there is no HTMLSelectElement.autocomplete IDL 
> attribute? Both <input> and <textarea> have it so there is currently 
> inconsistency.

Woops. Totally an oversight on my part. When I added autocomplete to 
select recently, I forgot to fix that.

Fixed. Thanks.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2014, Luis Farzati wrote:
> I would like to insist on the datalist proposition I posted on this list 
> (didn't caught any interest, though).
> A datalist for select would enable to have the contents of a select 
> defined externally, and would also enable the reuse of this data.
> I don't see why datalist can be applied to an input and not to a select.

Don't worry, your e-mail is in the queue! Requests for features tend to 
take a bit longer for me to deal with than simple bug reports, though.

On Wed, 4 Jun 2014, Dan Beam wrote:
> 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.

Can you elaborate on the cost of attribute accessors?

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