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[Bug 12885] Add a new input type=numeric

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--- Comment #8 from Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> 2011-06-06 19:12:42 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> It could be another attribute, although I worry about the complexity of having
> both type and a hint and having to work out what to do for each combination.
> The semantic information about the expected data might be used for other input
> means such as hinting to the heuristics for speech recognition.

If it were a separate attribute, it would be defined as valid only for the text
and search types, just like attributes like placeholder are only defined as
valid for particular types.  It could be specified that it would be ignored for
other types.

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