[whatwg] Select conformance

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sat Apr 1 03:04:02 PST 2006

On Mar 30, 2006, at 06:56, Alexey Feldgendler wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 01:15:38 +0700, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi>  
> wrote:
>> Single select:
>> Is it conforming for an option to be both selected and disabled?  
>> (I think it shouldn't be conforming.)
> I think it should be allowed. It's useful for dummy items like  
> "Select your country" which is pre-selected in the dropdown with  
> the list of countries.

Whoa! It's even interoperably supported in Firefox and Opera.

It still does not make it good UI. The case is similar to a set of  
radio buttons with no checked button.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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