[whatwg] Should a textarea outside of a document be immutable?

Mounir Lamouri mounir at lamouri.fr
Mon May 14 14:55:52 PDT 2012


According to the HTML specifications, a textarea is mutable "if it is
neither disabled nor has a readonly attribute specified". Which means
that a textarea outside of a document is mutable. This is not the case
for an input element.
I was wondering why there is this difference in behavior here between
those two elements. I believe both elements should be immutable when
outside of a document.


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