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[Bug 12885] WF3: Provide a way for the author to specify what kind of keyboard behaviour to use for text inputs on multimodal keyboards (e.g. show the numeric keyboard, capitalise the first character by default, etc)

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Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:10:20 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12885

--- Comment #37 from Mounir Lamouri <mounir.lamouri@gmail.com> 2011-09-21 21:10:18 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #36)
> How urgent is this? Is this something that browsers are intending to implement
> before the rest of the new form features, or can it wait a few months?

It's not super urgent but I think it would be nice to try to specify this soon.
I think browsers should be interested to implement that because it would
significantly increase experience for mobile users at a very low cost: mobile
browsers already know how to interact with the virtual keyboard. In addition,
Apple has some non-standard way to disable/enable correction and
auto-capitalization. That should be a sign browser vendors want this. That
should also urge us to have a standard around those non-perfect [1] and
non-standardized features.

[1] Those are boolean features were the 'on' value is the default behavior some
most of the time, authors will want to write "attribute='off'". Should be
'noAttribute' instead.

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