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Re: Web Forms 2 input type=email (was Re: autosubmit)

From: Weston Ruter <westonruter@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:21:27 -0700
Message-ID: <fb8299e10709121221t79701d77u578fbdd3472a676f@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mihai Sucan" <mihai.sucan@gmail.com>
Cc: "Maurice Carey" <maurice@thymeonline.com>, "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>
An equivalent to this proposed input type=emails is already possible by
creating a repetition template encapsulating an input type=email, for
example:

<div id="emails" repeat="template">
<input name="email[emails]" type="email">
</div>
<input type="add" template="emails">

By using the repetition model, authors have a specified means of bounding
the number of email addresses that may be entered by specifying the
repeat-min and repeat-max attributes.

Weston

On 9/12/07, Mihai Sucan <mihai.sucan@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hello Maurice!
>
> Le Wed, 12 Sep 2007 20:41:34 +0300, Maurice Carey
> <maurice@thymeonline.com> a écrit:
>
> > On 9/12/07 12:36 PM, "Mihai Sucan" <mihai.sucan@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hopefully some suggestions will still be taken into consideration. Like
> >> ... input type=emails (because input type=email is too useless, *cough*
> >> too ... limited). :)
> >
> > Why do you say that?
>
> I want suggestions to be taken into consideration for HTML 5 spec, even if
> WF2 will be folded into the spec. WF2 can stay the same, but it's not
> perfect and making improvements to it within the HTML 5 spec seems to be a
> really good opportunity. It's "natural" to start the work from WF2 in HTML
> 5, but that shouldn't stop just at folding the spec in.
>
> As for the input type=email: I believe it has a very limited set of
> use-cases. The best place where web developers could have benefited from
> the usage of input type=email was omitted: web mail clients. Now we are
> stuck with a simple input type=email which is only usable in simple
> contact forms, where the author has a single "from email address" field.
> Another simple use-case is for newsletter/mailing-list subscription forms.
> This issue has been previously discussed on the WHATWG list, however I
> maintain my stance. [1] [2]
>
>
>
> [1]
>
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2007-January/008986.html
> [2]
>
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2007-February/009614.html
>
>
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