[whatwg] The "form" attribute
ian at hixie.ch
Sat Aug 21 17:28:21 PDT 2004
On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, [ISO-8859-1] Olav Junker Kjær wrote:
> I assume that the type of the "form" HTML attribute is IDREF.
> [...] So the DOM property corresponding to the IDREF attribute is of
> type DOMString, while a sepereate DOM property (which doesn't correspond
> directly to a HTML attribute) points directly to the reference element.
Note that in DOM2 HTML, the htmlFor attribute was alone; there was no
attribute pointing to the element. IMHO this is an error -- the ID is
mostly useless, it's the control that you want, hence the addition of the
new attribute in WF2.
So when introducing a new attribute, I don't see much value in providing
access to the DOMString version. Might as well just go straight to making
the DOM attribute useful.
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