<option disabled>is inexistent in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 beta 1
the tester should not be able to select Cherry or Bubble gum. The Cherry option should be dimmed out, grayed out, it should be unfocusable and it should be unselectable. The Bubble gum option should be dimmed out, grayed out, it should be unfocusable and it should be unselectable.
Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2, Firefox 3, Opera 9.27, Opera 9.50, Safari 3.1, Konqueror 4.5.1, Seamonkey 1.x, Seamonkey 2.x, NS 7.0, NS 7.2, K-meleon 1.x, Galeon 2 and Epiphany 2 all pass this test.
This bug has been mentioned, explained, documented, testcase-ed by many in all kinds of forums, webpages, public lists of bugs, web authoring forum discussions over the last 5 years:
<option disabled>testcase by Simon Pieters
<option disabled>testcase by Robin Lionheart. You must search for the text which says: "You should be able to select only option A or B."
<option disabled="disabled">Not Available</option>is beyond me May 2005, evolt.org XHTML forum discussion
This bug has been reported at connect's IE beta feedback as bug 336685
Update: This bug has been FIXED in Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 (build 6001.18241) released on August 28th 2008. Otherwise, Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 PASSES this specific and particular testcase.