[whatwg] Autofocus readonly Input Elements

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Sep 23 11:49:04 PDT 2011

On Fri, 23 Sep 2011, Kaustubh Atrawalkar wrote:
> Reference -
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#attr-fe-autofocus
> Here there is mentioned that ""Queue a task that checks to see if the
> element is focusable, and if so, runs the focusing steps for that element.
> User agents may also change the scrolling position of the document, or
> perform some other action that brings the element to the user's attention."
> As per this statement, every focus-able element should be autofocus-able.
> Does this applies to readonly input elements as well?

Since it doesn't say otherwise, yes.

> There are no as such concrete use cases though, one use case can be if 
> user want to get the element in focus (may be by scrolling the page on 
> load). Currently, Firefox & Opera does focus the readonly elements on 
> autofocus whereas IE & Webkit does not. Need to clear the ambiguity.

If they're focusable at all, I don't see why they wouldn't be 
autofocusable. Is there a use case for special-casing read-only ones?

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