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[Bug 16165] New: i18n-ISSUE-136: Recognition of number formats in Number state

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Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:51:13 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-16165-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16165

           Summary: i18n-ISSUE-136: Recognition of number formats in
                    Number state
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: ishida@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


4.10.7.1.13 Number state
http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/number-state.html#number-state

"The algorithm to convert a string to a number, given a string input, is as
follows: If applying the rules for parsing floating point number values to
input results in an error, then return an error; otherwise, return the
resulting number."

Does this refer to conversion of the text the user inputs into the field, ie.
if the user types in

12.345,67

will the rules for parsing floating point number values be applied to that to
determine whether or not that is a valid number?

Or does this apply only to interpretation of the attribute value or the value
passed to the value by the browser after interpretation of the user input? I
assumed that this is the case, but it isn't clear.

I think a note would be useful, both here and for other states where formats
vary around the world, to clarify this and btw to remind browser developers
that the normal way of representing numbers differs around the world and they
will should expect to have to convert the user input to the expected internal
representation (but not change the user's input itself).

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