[whatwg] [WF2] Readonly and default pseudoclass matching
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 28 13:44:59 PDT 2005
On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> I have a question about the description of :read-only in WF2. The description
> Matches form control elements that have the readonly attribute set, and to
> which the readonly attribute applies. (For instance, radio buttons will
> never match this, regardless of the value of the attribute.)
> It's not clear to me whether this restricts :read-only to _only_ apply to
> those form controls.
The spec says, about the pseudo-classes, "Their relationship to the form
controls described in this specification is described here". It doesn't
claim to do any more than that. :-)
I've added a note to make this clearer.
> Per my reading of CSS3 UI, for example, :read-only should match a random
> fieldset (since the fieldset itself is not editable in any way). The
> text in WF2 could be interpreted this way if one assumes that the whole
> of section 8.2 only applies to "form controls" (that is, input, output,
> select, textarea and button), but it's not completely clear what the
> spec is intending here.
> Further, it would make sense to me if a disabled form control matched
> :readonly (since it _is_ readonly; it doesn't so much matter how it got
> there, imo). So for example a disabled radio button would match
:disabled/:enabled is orthogonal to :read-only/:read-write.
> I also have a question about :default. Again, CSS3 UI makes it pretty
> clear that :default should match appropriate radio buttons, checkboxes,
> and options, but WF2 says it only matches the default submit button. I
> feel that this contradiction should be somewhat clarified (probably by
> stating that :default must match said submit button and may match other
> things as well, per CSS3 UI).
Thanks for your feedback!
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