[whatwg] Autofocus readonly Input Elements

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Sun Sep 25 10:09:09 PDT 2011

On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Kaustubh Atrawalkar
<kaustubh at motorola.com>wrote:
>  Unless user gives a readonly element autofocus attribute this wont be
>>> triggered. And when user explicitly add autofocus he expects it to be
>>> focused. But still, the question remains with which behavior we should
>>> comply.
>> Having said that, I agree with you. If the author explicitly adds
>> autofocus attribute, it seems more natural to think the element should be
>> auto-focusable.
> In this case there would be issue if there any sites which have readonly
> elements made autofocus but still not expecting to be focused on page load
> which would be very rare scenario. We can conclude to have readonly elements
> respecting autofocus attribute ?

It'll be nice if we could get some statistics to back your hypothesis. But
even without it, I don't think this behavior change would cause that much
compat. issue since an user can always move the focus.

- Ryosuke

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