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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: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:35:49 +0000
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Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru> changed:

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--- Comment #48 from Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru> 2012-10-05 10:35:47 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #47)
> (In reply to comment #46)
> > Is this a feature that we want to see in the HTML5 spec or something for
> > HTML.next?
> > 
> > I have the changes parked in a feature branch for now, see 
> > 
> > https://github.com/w3c/html/compare/master...feature;whatwg_inputmode
> Maybe preflight that with implementers and the group in general, but if it's at
> all possible to merge this feature in for 5.0 then we definitely should take
> it.

If implementors are keen it probably makes sense to restore it to 5.0
(inputmode was a feature of WML that ended up in XHTML 1.2 IIRC so there are
some people who have implemented it before).

Isn't the approved way of doing this to write an extension spec? (On the plus
side, once you have a template for those it takes about 25 minutes...)

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