[whatwg] [wf2] some comments on DOM interface section

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Nov 30 11:58:35 PST 2005

On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 7. Extensions to the HTML Level 2 DOM interfaces
> The type DOM attribute of HTMLSelectElement links to the type DOM attribute of
> the HTMLButtonElement which is entirely different. According to DOM2HTML the
> type DOM attribute of HTMLSelectElement acts like: 'This is the string
> "select-multiple" when the multiple attribute is true and the string
> "select-one" when false.'


> 7.8. New DOM attributes for new content attributes
> I do not think this section is entirely accurate. For example, the 
> autofocus DOM attribute does not reflect the value of the relevant 
> content attribute. It is a boolean attribute and returns true when the 
> content attribute is present, regardless of the value, and false when 
> the content attribute is not present.
> Looking it through the autocomplete DOM attribute, the disabled DOM 
> attribute, the required DOM attribute and perhaps others also need to be 
> updated.

WF2 is using the term "reflect" in the way it is defined in Web Apps:


I suppose I _could_ copy the definition over but that seems like more work 
than it is worth, really.

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