[whatwg] [wf2] 2.3. Changes to existing controls

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Tue Oct 25 16:27:50 PDT 2005

Quoting Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:
>> # A control is said to have no value selected if its value is the
>> # empty string.
>> "empty string" was the bit I was falling over.
> But that doesn't have any effect on radio buttons or check boxes.
> (Especially now that I've removed that odd example I mentioned.)

If you say so. It is not particularly clear to me though, as should be 
clear by

>> The normalization happens without DTDs.
> Well, yeah, the basic normalisation that happens to any attribute
> including HTML attributes and so forth. But the confusing normalisation
> only occurs with DTDs.

In HTML I never had the problem that new lines were removed. There is quite a
substantial difference here imho.

Anne van Kesteren

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