[whatwg] LABEL and radio/checkbox onclick

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 26 08:51:18 PDT 2004

On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
>> Fewer choices makes things easier for implementors.
> Then why not say "You must use Gecko"? It's available under the LGPL, 
> after all.

Because Gecko has too-high performance requirements for some devices, and 
because the LGPL is much too restrictive for some uses.

> > > 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. ...
> Narrowing a specification to *forbid* the hitherto-correct behavior 
> followed by the 95%-dominant UA may achieve a variety of good and useful 
> things, but interoperability is manifestly not one of them. I would 
> greatly appreciate receiving a genuine answer.

We could define it the other way (the IE way) if you prefer, but it seems 
to me that having the "default button" be successful is technically 

It does improve interoperability, in that new browsers are more likely to 
do the spec thing than just pick a random behaviour.

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