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Bug 11889 - HTMLInputElement section seems to say that mutable is similar to immutable
Summary: HTMLInputElement section seems to say that mutable is similar to immutable
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-01-27 12:55 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:34 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description contributor 2011-01-27 12:55:11 UTC

The text here says that an input element is always mutable and then says that
“similarly” the user agent should not allow the user to modify the
element's value or checkedness. The sense seems to be backwards. Not being
allowed to modify something is immutability. Mutability is not similar to
immutability. It’s opposite.

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Comment 1 Darin Adler 2011-01-27 13:03:10 UTC
It also seems that the specifications bug-reporting feature doesnt handle non-ASCII characters correctly.
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-02-18 23:49:36 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The spec is correct, though I agree it looks contradictory at first glance. The paragraph in question is really just setting defaults, so that, e.g., you can't change the checkedness of a text field. I tried adding an informative note in the spec to clarify it but I couldn't come up with a good way of doing it that didn't end up taking far more prose than this is worth.
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:34:40 UTC
mass-move component to LC1