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[Bug 13173] WF2: <input type="url"> should accept URLs with protocol omitted

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--- Comment #7 from Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> 2011-07-08 23:43:20 UTC ---
Sorry, let me try to phrase it more clearly:

The problem you have raised is it's a pain to ask users to add "http://" when
entering URLs.

There are two solutions suggested in this bug:

1.
Fix browsers such that when they see markup like <input type=url> they provide
UI that allow the user to enter a string which does not start with "http://"
but still conform to the current HTML5 drafts. I.e. HTMLInputElement.value and
the submitted string still return values that start with "http://" and thus are
valid URIs.

2.
What you suggest in comment 4.


What advantages that solution 2 have over solution 1?

The advantage that I can see with solution 1 is that it requires less of the
page author.

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