[whatwg] [WF2] form.submit() should not throw if form is invalid

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sat Nov 1 15:03:02 PDT 2008

On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, Hallvord R M Steen wrote:
> I think some changes are required to make WF2 more web-compatible. In 
> particular, we need a clean way JS can override WF2's validation. 
> Cancelling an invalid event just prevents the UA's built-in message - we 
> need something that makes submission happen anyway.
> The best candidate is the submit() method - if we drop the requirement 
> that it throws an error if the form is invalid. As specified, WF2 breaks 
> *a lot* of pages which use custom JS libraries for validation, trigger 
> WF2 rules by coincidence and expect to be able to submit forms with 
> form.submit().


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