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

Matthew Raymond 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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