[webkit-dev] HTMLSelectElement and namedItem()

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Apr 9 14:22:10 PDT 2009

On Thu, 9 Apr 2009, David Moore wrote:
> 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 
> HTMLOptionsCollection.
> Opera supports named item access from both HTMLSelectElements and 
> HTMLOptionsCollections. In both cases it returns a single element if 
> there are duplicate names.

Note that HTML5 defines the expected behaviour here in some detail.

Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'

More information about the webkit-dev mailing list