[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - Comments on sections 1 and 2

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jun 22 05:45:24 PDT 2004

On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> I would like UAs to just make it impossible for none of the radio
> buttons in a set to be chosen. "Exactly one radio button should be set
> in the group at all times"
> <http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/1.0/
> controls.html#controls-radio-buttons>. If the author doesn't specify
> which one should be chosen initially, the browser should pre-select the
> first one, just as it does for SELECT elements
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/forms.html#h-17.6.1>.

That would break backwards compatibility.

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