[whatwg] Why are form fields without a name barred from constraint validation?

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Fri Apr 2 12:53:53 PDT 2010

On Fri, 02 Apr 2010 04:00:04 -0700, Bruce Lawson <brucel at opera.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 02 Apr 2010 09:28:50 -0000, Futomi Hatano <info at html5.jp> wrote:
>> Because such controls are ignored when the form is submitted.
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/forms.html#form-submission-algorithm
>> Nameless controls are meaningless in form submission.
>> So, those controls do not need to be validated, I think.
> Thanks!

FWIW, there have been some requests on dropping this since nowadays form  
controls are not always associated with a form, but the validity concept  
can still be useful in such scenarios.

Anne van Kesteren

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