[whatwg] Autofocus readonly Input Elements

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 26 13:57:42 PST 2012

On Fri, 23 Sep 2011, Ojan Vafai wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> >
> > 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?
> Right. The question is whether read-only/disabled/hidden inputs should 
> be focusable. I don't personally see pros and cons in either direction, 
> but I wanted to make sure there was agreement here before changing 
> WebKit's behavior.

The intent is to match the behaviour of the native platform GUI, which 
generally speaking means readonly controls are focusable, and disabled and 
hidden ones are not.

There's nothing special about autofocus="" here. It's just like calling 
focus() on the element.

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