checkbox not checked with setAttribute

Attempting to set a generated checkbox element to a checked status fails in IEwin6:it doesn't matter whether setAttribute is called before or after appending.

Don't have a workaround besides using el.checked=true after appending (which is precisely want I wanted to avoid!)

Same problem doesn't affect disabled attribute. PS. see also testpage elements for select.selected and select.size

Test page Workaround is not included
Reported by: Andy Taylor.

Explorer 5-6 Windows, Explorer 7 | Reported on 2 February 2007.

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1 Posted by Tino Zijdel on 2 February 2007 | Permalink

That's not really a bug, you should use setAttribute('defaultChecked', 'checked'); before appending.
But why would you want to avoid element.checked=true?

2 Posted by Gérard Talbot on 12 February 2007 | Permalink

Correct! That is not a bug.

This testcase works with MSIE7:

DOM 2 HTML says "checked represents current state of form control" while defaultChecked represents the default, the start status of the form control.

I must point out that the provided testcase by Andy T. is not a reduced testcase and not a self-evident testcase. Also, modifying the DOM tree on a window.onload is *not* a recommendable thing to do as the window and document.body are loaded asynchronuously.