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

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Mon Feb 20 15:04:13 PST 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 10:05 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> In short, I agree that if the implementation cost was high here that we
> could compromise on this design and go with something less clean or with
> less graceful fallback, because it is true that many authors will not use
> this fallback feature. However, given that the cost is low, I don't see
> why we would remove the fallback feature. It's relatively simple,
> inobtrusive, and works.

The fact that a feature is easy to implement should carry very little
value. We shouldn't add features unless they are going to be used. I'm
personally very unconvinced that this feature would be used enough to
warrant adding it to the spec and implementing it in browsers.

/ Jonas

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