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Re: WF2 step attribute

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 20:31:18 +0200
To: "Dave Raggett" <dsr@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tprceg2n64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Sun, 25 Mar 2007 20:28:30 +0200, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
> The current WF2 spec says:
>
>   "For numeric controls, the default value
>    of the step attribute is 1."
>
> I think this is wrong.
>
> For fields used to enter floating point numbers you can use the step  
> attribute to specify a fixed precision, e.g. 0.01 for a number used for  
> the price in dollars, but how do you indicate an infinitesimally small  
> value with step without an ugly assumption about the precision the  
> implementation is using to represent floating point numbers?
>
> The spec should define the default for type="number" as an  
> infinitesimally small value or we should consider introducing a new type  
> such as type="float" if we want to retain 1 as the default for the case  
> where numeric fields are most commonly used for integers.

What's the use case?


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Anne van Kesteren
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