[whatwg] Idea: pseudo-classes :valid and :invalid for whole form?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jan 10 16:05:41 PST 2012

On Tue, 14 Jun 2011, RafaÅ~B MiÅ~Becki wrote:
> We already have required attribute and :valid plus :invalid classes, 
> which are nice. However some may want to display additional warning when 
> form wasn't filled correctly. Just some single warning, not specific 
> field-related. Could you consider adding form element class for such a 
> purpose?
> Example:
> <p id="err">You've to fill all required fields</p>
> form:invalid #err {
> display: block;
> }

On Wed, 15 Jun 2011, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Yep.  I think we should do it.

I've added this to the spec.

On Wed, 15 Jun 2011, Mounir Lamouri wrote:
> By the way, for what it worth, I've mention that in this mailing list 
> and got no feedback. I'm happy to see someone else asking for it and I 
> might implement that in Gecko.

My apologies. Do you have a link to your earlier feedback on this so that 
I can audit why it never received a response?

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