[whatwg] LABEL and radio/checkbox onclick
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 26 06:17:01 PDT 2004
On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> On 18 Aug, 2004, at 10:30 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Mon, 19 Jul 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> > >
> > > ... Internet Explorer and Netscape 4 do not add the value of any
> > > particular submit button to a GET URI if the Enter key is pressed,
> > > but Opera and Gecko browsers arbitrarily choose the first submit
> > > button in the form.
> > I just added a paragraph to the spec that makes the Opera/Gecko
> > behaviour correct:
> The Opera/Gecko behavior was already correct per spec (as far as I
> know), since exact behavior was undefined. Why does it need to be
> It wouldn't make life any easier for authors. They would still have to
> handle the no-submit case, for the same reasons they have to handle
> invalid dates and all the rest -- to cater for non-WF2 clients (and for
> defective/malicious submittors).
> Nor would it make life any easier for UA implementors. It would just
> give them fewer choices about how to design their code.
Fewer choices makes things easier for implementors.
> So why make it a requirement?
Undefined behaviour is bad. It makes it hard to get interoperability. On
matters like this, IMHO interoperability is very important.
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