[whatwg] Form validation against invisible controls

Bruce de Graaf WeBMartians at verizon.net
Tue Jun 15 05:29:57 PDT 2010

I remember an article that stated that "required" was used 29 times more 
often than "mandatory" in instructions and specifications (WWWeb pages 
were mentioned as being part of the search source).

Mandatory implies that there may be reprisals for failure to comply, 
because, and, secondarily, such failures could lead to loss of sovereign 

Required has no connotation that failure to comply will result in loss 
of integrity and, while cooperation may be conditional, certainly, does 
not intimate retribution.
On 2010-06-14 07:04, Michelangelo De Simone wrote:
> Il giorno 14/giu/2010, alle ore 12.40, Ian Hickson ha scritto:
>> Incorrect use of "required" in HTML4-era documents also seems to be the
>> common problem Chrome ran into -- at the risk of starting a bikeshed
>> discussion, does anyone have any good suggestions for alternative names?
> I believe "mandatory" would keep the same semantic and clarity "required" does.
> --
> Bye,
> Michelangelo

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