Ford, Mike wrote:
On 17 June 2009 02:11, Shawn McKenzie advised:
I'm sorry, guys, but I am really getting po'd.
The irresponsible sloppiness and stupidity is just getting to me.
In my quest for a way to populate a multiple option select box I have
run across so many errors that it's beyond belief... such nonsense as
"select for select or select="select" ( think this is right, but then
I know. So does the HTML recommendation which states that it is a
boolean attribute, meaning it is stated (on/boolean 1) or it isn't
(off/boolean 0) in the HTML context. So while other variations may
this is correct:
For multiple select:
<SELECT multiple name="component-select">
For single select:
This is very true -- but XHTML requires *all* attributes to have a
value, so an XHTML conformant page will use <select multiple="multiple"
name="selector"> (or something similar such as <select multiple="yes"
name="selector">). The only inconsistency here is that different people
have chosen to validate against different standards.
Any validator should validate against the declared DTD which should
define the accepted values.
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