[whatwg] [WF2] Readonly and default pseudoclass matching

Matthew Raymond mattraymond at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 4 05:51:14 PDT 2005

dolphinling wrote:
> Matthew Raymond wrote:
>>   So, when am I going to need to disable a single read-only control
>>independently of other controls? Not seeing a use case here.
> A little contrived, perhaps, but license agreements are usually 
> read-only. If you had a case of "do X _or_ accept this license 
> agreement", and the person chose to do X, the license agreement would be 
> disabled.

   Why would you need the license to even be a control? Why submit a
license you already know the contents of? Is there some sort of legal
requirement that says the acceptance of the license must be accompanied
by the license itself? Even if so, what the harm of sending the license
with a "No"?

   It seems to me that the use of a read-only control for a license is
largely a matter of presentation, not because the license needs to be

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