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[Bug 19047] New: how about minlength? i'd like to see certain fields to have a minimum amoung of characters for validation

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Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:59:51 +0000
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           Summary: how about minlength? i'd like to see certain fields to
                    have a minimum amoung of characters for validation
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the
                    -maxlength-attribute
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, ayg@aryeh.name,
                    mounir.lamouri@gmail.com


This was was cloned from bug 10053 as part of operation LATER convergence.
Originally filed: 2010-06-30 02:41:00 +0000

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 #0   contributor@whatwg.org                          2010-06-30 02:41:03 +0000 
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Section:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-maxlength-attribute

Comment:
how about minlength? i'd like to see certain fields to have a minimum amoung
of characters for validation

Posted from: 209.99.13.239
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 #1   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2010-08-28 04:48:30 +0000 
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Maybe one day. Let's let the browsers catch up first.
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 #2   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2010-09-10 09:39:49 +0000 
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*** Bug 10308 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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 #3   Mounir Lamouri                                  2011-01-26 20:56:51 +0000 
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*** Bug 11870 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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 #4   Aryeh Gregor                                    2011-01-27 01:02:51 +0000 
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Note that minlength="n" is equivalent to pattern=".{n}".  Not clear if it's
common enough to really need special handling.
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 #5   Mounir Lamouri                                  2011-01-27 15:25:48 +0000 
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(In reply to comment #4)
> Note that minlength="n" is equivalent to pattern=".{n}".  Not clear if it's
> common enough to really need special handling.

No, minlength="n" isn't equivalent too pattern=".{n}". @pattern should only be
used for specific cases given that it removes all semantic.

In addition of passwords fields that require a minimum length (I guess that
would be the primary use case), minlength could be used for field that require
a specific length in association with maxlength (with maxlength and minlength
having the same value).
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