[thelist] opposite of checked="checked"

VOLKAN ÖZÇELİK volkan.ozcelik at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 14:31:46 CDT 2005

A trick can be a hidden radio button (position:absolute;top:-999em;
left:-999em; display:none) and setting it checked when you need all
the rest to be not check.

Obviously screen-readers will not like this. But if I understood
correctly accessibility is not a big deal in your case.


On 6/21/05, Brian Cummiskey <Brian at hondaswap.com> wrote:
> I have a form with a bunch of radio buttons among other form elements,
> where, on page load, i want to basically re-set all the radio buttons to
> I know, this sounds counter productive...  but bear with me.
> Basically, i want the default value of everything to be <input
> tyep="radio" checked="NOTCHECKED" />.
> Obviously, that doesn't exist.  I need to fight cookies or browser
> sessions as well.  If the user hits the back button, i want it empty again.
> The hard part--  I'm trying to avoid using scripting.  this is going to
> be served on a HIGHLY limited 3rd party, one-off application, but it
> supports xml, html and css.  browser sessions are similar to IE.
> I don't want to physcally force a reset of the entire form, as i don't
> want to clear text boxes-- just radio elements.
> can this be done?  Any ideas?
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