[whatwg] Various attributes

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 23 08:40:48 PDT 2004

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
>> getElementById's behaviour is undefined, but whatever the UA does with
>> gEBI, that's what the form attribute should do. That's what the text is
>> saying.
> Then it needs clarifying, as that's not what I understood from it.

Added a clarifying parenthentical. Let me know if that is still confusing.

>>> autofocus - this is incompatible with basically accessibility
>> Why? It can be done now with JS, surely a declarative solution is
>> better?
> I think WCAG 2.0 makes it clear

I couldn't find anything in any of the three WCAG2 documents I looked at
that even mentioned focus -- could you point out the specific clause you
were referring to?

Incidentally the text in the autofocus section has changed somewhat since
you wrote your e-mail, please let me know if you think the current text
has addressed your concerns.

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