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Re: HTML 5 and XHTML 2 combined

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 09:53:21 +0000
Message-ID: <49687011.1070304@googlemail.com>
To: Molte <molte93@gmail.com>
CC: "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, www-html@w3.org

On 10/1/09 09:40, Molte wrote:
>     <submit submission="submit"
>     href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML"><label>Go!</label><
>     /submit>
> You are also able to do make elements with double functionality in
> today's HTML 4/XHTML 1 mark-up:
> <input type="submit"
> onclick="window.location='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML';"
> value="Go!" />

You can, yes, if you script them that way. However, in that case:

1. Processing is defined: the 'click' handler is executed first; then, 
if the default action is not cancelled, the associated form (if any) is 
submitted. The order is not defined for a element with two _default_ 

2. UAs don't have to provide a distinct mechanism for activating the 
'click' handler as opposed to submitting the form.

> But as Philips says that doesn't have to mean, it's well-formed.

I don't think we'd want to make 'click' handlers non-conforming; it's 
clear enough what UAs should do with them.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Saturday, 10 January 2009 09:54:03 UTC

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