[whatwg] a few comments to Webforms 2.0 Call For Comments

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sat Aug 21 17:19:55 PDT 2004

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, [ISO-8859-1] Olav Junker Kjær wrote:
> If a range is implemented with a slider control, what happens if no 
> initial value is specified?

I've reluctantly changed the spec so that the value attribute on range 
controls defaults to the min value.

> What happens if a attribute contains an invalid value? E.g. if 
> pattern="\", does that mean the pattern will never be satisfied, or that 
> the pattern will not be applied?

This is defined in the spec. (Invalid attributes are ignored.)

> Should the DOM reflect default values? E.g. if a number-control does not 
> have the step attribute declared, the default step is 1. Should the DOM 
> property step then return 1 or null?


> Are the error codes cumulative on a single control? E.g. if a text-field 
> have a pattern and a maxlength declared a validation might return two 
> errors. Should they be added together, or should validation stop at the 
> first error?

Both. (The sum.)

> 6.2 "1. Unless the root element..."
> maybe it is should be explicit that this is the root element of the XML data
> source and not the HTML document containing the form.


> Appendix B
> shouldnt maxlength apply to uri and email ?


> shouldnt required apply to checkbox and radio?


Thanks! Let me know if the spec still doesn't seem to answer your 
questions. I tried to clarify the bits you mentioned.

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