[whatwg] [wf2] :read-write pseudoclass description issue

Rikkert Koppes rikkert at finalist.com
Mon Sep 24 05:15:07 PDT 2007


    Matches form control elements that have the |readonly
    attribute set, and to which the |readonly
    attribute applies (thus radio buttons will never match this,
    regardless of the value of the attribute), as well as elements
    defined by this specification that are not form controls (namely
    |form|, |label|, |datalist
    |option|, |optgroup|, and |fieldset| elements). 
    Matches form control elements that do not have the |readonly
    attribute set (including |password
    controls, although technically they should be called "writeonly"),
    or to which the attribute doesn't apply (such as radio buttons). A
    disabled control can still match this pseudo-class; the states are

I believe the term "orthogonal" is incorrect here. Following (the rest 
of) the text, it occurs to me these pseusoclasses are opposite (mutually 
exclusive), while orthogonal means, they can both apply, independent of 

Proposal: exchange "orthogonal" with "mutually exclusive", unless I 
completely misunderstood

Rikkert Koppes

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