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Why disabled="false" doesn't enable radio button? (given that 'disabled' is one of the property of radio button and can have two values 'true' and 'false').

(disabled(false) and disabled:false enable)


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disabled = false eable radio button. :roll:
 
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Originally posted by rathi ji:
Why disabled="false" doesn't enable radio button? (given that 'disabled' is one of the property of radio button and can have two values 'true' and 'false').

(disabled(false) and disabled:false enable)


Thanks.



I try with the following:
document.searchform.radio1[0].disabled = false;

Its working fine for me.
 
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Originally posted by KJ Reddy:


I try with the following:
document.searchform.radio1[0].disabled = false;

Its working fine for me.



Yes, the above will work. But if we double quote the false (I mean, "false") then it doesn't work.

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Originally posted by rathi ji:

But if we double quote the false (I mean, "false") then it doesn't work.



Then don't double-quote it.
 
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In HTML boolean attributes such as disabled and readonly can only legally take the name of the attribute.
eg. disabled="disabled" readonly="readonly"
Most browsers however accept any value for the attribute as being in the affimative.
So the following are equivalent:
disabled="disabled"
disabled
disabled="true"
disabled="false"
disabled="unknown"
disabled="23"
disabled="no"

If you want to remove a disabled attribute in script, use the removeAttribute() method.

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/intro/sgmltut.html#didx-boolean_attribute-1
 
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Originally posted by Jon Hanlon:
In HTML boolean attributes such as disabled and readonly can only legally take the name of the attribute.



I beleive that the OP was talking about Javascript properties (which will expect Javascript boolean values) rather than assigning HTML attributes, but this is a good point for those that will be assigning these values in HTML.
 
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Well, if you script

then the non-empty string is cast as boolean true, so it becomes
 
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Yes, as I said. In script, a boolean value is expected. What's your point?
 
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Originally posted by Jon Hanlon:
Well, if you script

then the non-empty string is cast as boolean true, so it becomes



That's a good point.

 
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