[whatwg] a few comments to Webforms 2.0 Call For Comments
mattraymond at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 22 04:39:39 PDT 2004
Ian Hickson 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.
Can we at the very least recommend that webmasters always have a
specific radio button set as the default?
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