[html5] data attribute for datalist element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jan 7 14:23:54 PST 2011

On Sun, 7 Nov 2010, Mauricio \(Maujor\) Samy Silva wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren is his article at: 
> http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/an-html5-style-google-suggest/ 
> published in 2007 (3 years ago) mentioned the HTML5 feature that let the 
> suggestions for a datalist element be populated from an external file. 
> That feature relies in the data attribute for datalist element.
> Doing a search on the specs I didn't found nothing about the data 
> attribute for datalist element. It seems that the feature was removed 
> from specs and doesn't exists anymore. Is this true?

Yeah, we dropped that as part of the simplification phase of the WF2 work.

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