[whatwg] Why children of datalist elements are barred from constraint validation?

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Tue Aug 2 01:30:01 PDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-07-29 at 15:20 -0700, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 5:51 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> >> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> >>> Looking specifically at <datagrid>'s ability to fall back to <select>, I
> >>> agree that it's not necessarily doing to be widely used, but given that
> >>> it's so simple to support and provides such a clean way to do fallback, I
> >>> really don't see the harm in supporting it.
> >>
> >> I haven't looked at <datagrid> yet, so I can't comment.
> >
> > I think he meant <datalist>.  <datagrid> was axed quite some time ago
> > and hasn't made a reappearance that I know of.
> Ah, well, then it definitely seems like we should get rid of this
> feature. The harm is definitely there in that it's adding a feature
> without solving any problem.

The current design solves the problem that the <datalist> feature needs
to Degrade Gracefully (and preferably without having to import a script
library). I think the solution is quite elegant and don't see a need to
drop it.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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