[whatwg] [wf2] "required" attribute and pseudo-classes

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Sat Jan 21 11:16:56 PST 2006

Quoting Anne van Kesteren <fora at annevankesteren.nl>:
> In <http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#relation> I think 
> the text
> on :required and :optional should be clarified so that it is clear that these
> pseudo-classes only apply to elements to which the "required" attribute
> applies.

It is actually more or less clear. Just not the location I expected it to be.
This is probably because the section is not really consistent in defining the
pseudo-classes. For example, :read-only mentions this explicit: "Matches form
control elements that have the readonly attribute set, and to which the
readonly attribute applies[.]" :required does not: "Matches form control
elements that have the required attribute set." It depends on a statement made
later: "When the definitions above refer to elements that have an 
attribute set
on them, they do not refer to elements on which that attribute is 
defined not to

Anne van Kesteren

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