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Bug 3125 - Special:Import sets unused attribute in form input
Special:Import sets unused attribute in form input
Status: CLOSED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
1.5.x
PC FreeBSD
: Low minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-08-12 12:48 UTC by John Owens
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:37 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description John Owens 2005-08-12 12:48:25 UTC
I noticed that in the Special:Import page, the input for the file looks like this:

<input type='file' name='xmlimport' value='' size='30' />

but according to the HTML specs (
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/forms.html#adef-size-INPUT ), the size
attribute only applies to the text and password input types.
If there's some particular buggy browser out there that requires a size for a
file input, I suppose this should stay, since decent browsers will ignore it
anyway. But if it's not needed by any browser, it should go away.
It's in includes/SpecialImport.php, line 85 (as of 1.5beta4).
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-08-13 07:44:23 UTC
Reread the spec. size attribute is valid for any type of <input> element.
Comment 2 John Owens 2005-08-13 12:43:04 UTC
So we really want a tiny 30 pixel wide filename input? I know on my Firefox
1.0.6 I get an input 110px wide anyway, and that's not enough really.
Comment 3 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-08-13 12:45:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> So we really want a tiny 30 pixel wide filename input?

The report was that the size attribute was invalid and shouldn't be used, the
value of that attribute is another issue.
Comment 4 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-08-13 13:06:09 UTC
Most probably the w3c spec forgot the that <input> with the 'file'
type also 'almost' use character size for the width.

Sample test:
1width:<input type='file' size='1' /><br>
2width:<input type='file' size='2' /><br>
30width:<input type='file' size='30' /><br>
31width:<input type='file' size='31' /><br>
800width:<input type='file' size='800' />

Render the same under linux firefox and win32 ie6.

Now if you find that the W3C is wrong or that browser does not render
stuff correctly send them a bug report.

Closing bug.

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