[whatwg] Submit controls should be barred from constraint validation in favor of a new pseudo-class

Mounir Lamouri mounir.lamouri at gmail.com
Tue May 3 04:04:53 PDT 2011

On 05/02/2011 10:44 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Dec 2010, Mounir Lamouri wrote:
>> On 12/31/2010 02:20 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> far as I can tell. Anything that's visible and submitted is a candidate
>>> for constraint validation.
>> Except<keygen>  and<object>.
>> But do we agree that "it's visible and submittable so it should be able
>> to be invalid" is not a sane rule? At least, we should not include
>> non-editable but visible submittable controls like submit controls.
> This only affects people who go out of their way to make submit controls
> invalid, right? I guess I don't really care one way or the other, but it
> seems easier all around to just make things as consistent as possible and
> just allow it.
> At the end of the day, on this, I'll spec whatever gets implemented. Do we
> have multiple implementations one way or the other yet?

Opera 11.20 allows submit controls to be invalid and Gecko (since 2.0) 
does not. I haven't check Webkit but IIRC, it has the same behavior as 


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