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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:32:58 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mihai Sucan <mihai.sucan@gmail.com>
Cc: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811251232300.17414@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 12 Sep 2007, Mihai Sucan wrote:
> 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.

I've added <input type=email multiple> for this case.

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