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Re: [whatwg] Missing HTMLSelectElement.autocomplete

From: Dan Beam <dbeam@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 19:35:39 -0700
Message-ID: <CANpe7K1-iqUmnCA8VVvx14Z7an5iKMqMjApnwajmuCNotSafQw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Luis Farzati <lfarzati@gmail.com>, whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, Ilya Sherman <isherman@chromium.org>, Matthew Noorenberghe <MattN+whatwg@mozilla.com>, Evan Stade <estade@chromium.org>
On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 7:16 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> 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?

Namespace exhaustion (maybe form.autocomplete() would've worked
instead of requestAutocomplete() if autocomplete="" hadn't taken it?),
multiple ways to do things (vs getAttribute), longer
specs/IDLs/compile times.

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Dan Beam
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