[whatwg] successful form controls
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Oct 29 00:52:22 PDT 2008
On Thu, 13 Sep 2007, Garrett Smith wrote:
> I found a few mistakes in the spec.
> 5.1. Successful form controls
> The controls that are successful are those that are included in the
> submission (in the form data set) when their form is submitted.
> All form controls are successful except:
> Controls with no associated form.
> Controls that are inside repetition templates (those that are in their
> forms' templateElements list).
> Controls that are inside datalist elements.
> Controls with no name, except if they are image controls.
> Disabled controls.
> Checkboxes that are not checked.
> Radio buttons that are not checked.
> Submit buttons (including image buttons) that did not initiate the
> current submission process.
> Buttons of type button, reset, add, remove, move-up, or move-down.
> Output controls.
> File upload controls with no value selected, or with only values that
> point to non-existent files.
> Controls do not have to have a value to be successful.
> * Readonly controls (just like how it works in HTML 4)
These do submit, it is not a mistake that they are not listed.
> * controls within a fieldset that is disabled
Those controls are disabled, so that is covered already.
> * controls whose associated FORM (either FIELDSET or FORM element) is
> either disabled or readonly.
We currently have no way to disable or mark as readonly an entire form.
> The WF2 spec does include the attribute disabled for a fieldset, but
> does not say that disabling a fieldset has *any* effect whatsoever.
> This, to me, seems to be an oversight.
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