[whatwg] Comment about WF2 and the readonly attribute restriction

Frederic Simard frodrish at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 20 20:09:11 PDT 2005

I have some concern about restriction on the
applicability of the readonly attribute on some of the
form elements. The readonly attribute should be
applicable to all form elements that can change. This
means that the elements that should not support the
readonly attribute is the output and button elements.
I do not see good reasons to not support readonly
attributes on checkbox, radio and select elements.
>From my point of view for those elements have the same
requirement in regards readonly functionality that the
input element have. That is why they should also
support the readonly attribute. The support of the
readonly attribute for those elements will make the
spec more consistent and it will also simplify the
creation of a readonly version of a web page.


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