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From: David Clarke <w3@dragonthoughts.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 19:32:51 +0000
Message-ID: <4F5A5AE3.1000306@dragonthoughts.co.uk>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
Chih-Jen Wu,

The HTML 5 specification which is currently being worked on does include 
a "number" property, as well as several others.

see : http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/the-input-element.html

On 06/03/2012 10:40, ChihJenWu@itri.org.tw wrote:
> Dear guys of W3C:
> Excuse me. I don't know the question which someone have raised.
> After I search the current SPEC. of HTML. there is no type as number 
> in INPUT tag. I found that INPUT tag has properties like "text", 
> "submit", "time" ....and so on. But has someone ever consider that use 
> "number" as a type of INPUT tag.
> This is because I made a mobile page recently, and found that if we 
> have a form for users who need to fulfill it on mobile 
> devices. Unfortunately, the soft-keyboard can not automatically switch 
> number or alpha between different INPUT tag, when the INPUT tag we 
> arranged on mobile web page. For example, we want user type name 
> (alpha), phone number(pure number) and ....etc.
> But the soft-keyboard can not pop up an adaptive keyboard according 
> to type of INPUT tag is "text" or "number".
> About this issue, has the w3c ever consider add "number" type into 
> properties of INPUT tag??
> Thanks for your answer
> Regards
> Chih-Jen Wu
> Front-end Engr/ITRI
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