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

Rikkert Koppes lists at rikkertkoppes.com
Wed Feb 11 02:22:14 PST 2009

I see your point, to go for another route, maybe you'd just edit the 
source of the problem (the note), remove it and include a text similar 
to the remark about the disabled attribute. I.e:
When an input element is disabled, it is immutable.
When an input element is readonly, it is immutable.
However, there is no readonly concept defined (maybe this will clarify 
more, but actually I think it's likely to complicate things even more). 
Hence, another suggestion could be:
An input element to which the readonly attribute applies and has that 
attribute specified, is immutable.

Rikkert Koppes

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, Rikkert Koppes wrote:
>> At [1] I'd suggest changing the second sentence to "When specified and 
>> applicable, the element is immutable".
>> [1]: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#attr-input-readonly
> Yeah, I keep thinking of doing something like that. The reason I haven't 
> yet is that I don't want to go down the route of people seeing that and 
> thinking that that means that other things in that section might apply 
> even when they don't (the intro to that section explicitly says that 
> nothing there applies if the attributes aren't applicable).

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