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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Aug 22 04:17:29 PDT 2004

On Sun, 1 Aug 2004, Matthew Raymond wrote:
>    Yeah, the whole point of radio buttons is that one option, no less 
> and no more, is selected. It's not intended to act as an implicit 
> checkbox to indicate you gave an input. If someone can give a use case 
> where there needs to be no options selected and there's no other viable 
> solution, I'm willing to hear it. Otherwise, the no-option-selected 
> scenario needs to be done away with one way or another.

While I agree in principle, there isn't much we can do about this. Years 
of compatibility on this issue rather forces our hand. Sites have come to 
depend on what IE and other browsers do.

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