[whatwg] Comment about WF2 and the readonly attribute restriction

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Apr 21 03:03:21 PDT 2005

On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Frederic Simard wrote:
> 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 a UI point of view, there simply is no concept of a "readonly" 
checkbox, radio, or select element (try to find an example in your 
operating system to see what I mean). What you want is <output>.

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