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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 7 15:16:30 PDT 2012

On Tue, 21 Feb 2012, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> 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.

It does. But it's not zero 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.

I reach the opposite conclusion, but I agree that it is a judgement call 
for which we have as yet insufficient information to be confident one way 
or the other.

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