[whatwg] Why children of datalist elements are barred from constraint validation?
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Dec 30 18:20:07 PST 2010
On Fri, 24 Sep 2010, Mounir Lamouri wrote:
> I agree that a child of a datalist element should not block the form
> submission. However, I'm wondering why do we care about this particular
> edge case when there are a lot of situations where an element can be
> invalid without any possible action from the user.
> If there is no specific use cases in mind I think we should just remove
It's so that you can use a <select> in the <datalist> (with the same
<option>s) for fallback in older UAs, without that <select> having any
effect on the form submission.
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