[webkit-dev] HTMLSelectElement and namedItem()

David Moore davemoore at google.com
Thu Apr 9 12:58:55 PDT 2009

I've looked at FF, IE and Opera.
FF doesn't support named item access from an HTMLSelectElement. It does
support it from HTMLOptionsCollection, and returns 1 element even if there
are multiple options with the same name.

IE doesn't support named item access from either HTMLSelectElement or

Opera supports named item access from both HTMLSelectElements and
HTMLOptionsCollections. In both cases it returns a single element if there
are duplicate names.


On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> On Apr 9, 2009, at 11:50 AM, David Moore wrote:
>  So what's the right thing to do here? Should we be returning null or the
>> element?
> Normally we take a look at what other browsers do when deciding on this
> sort of this. We should look at IE and Firefox behavior. Also, lets check if
> HTML 5 has anything to say on this. It’s quite possible someone researched
> this already, and often HTML 5 has the results of such research.
>    -- Darin
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