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[Bug 17918] i18n-ISSUE-136: Recognition of number formats in Number state

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Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:34:09 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> ---
The user agent provides a mechanism by which the user is to be able to change
the value. It's an indirect manipulation, but the user is still setting the

This is just like I am setting the value of this textarea as I type in it, but
I'm not personally going into the system RAM with an oscilloscope and probe to
manipulate the element's state; the browser is handling my key presses and
through a long sequence of operations this results in the value changing. But
I'm still changing it.

To put it another way, a cook boils an egg by putting the egg in water and
heating the water. The cook isn't strictly speaking boiling the egg directly;
it's heated by the water, which is heated by the stove, etc. But the cook is
still said to be boiling the egg.

Does that make sense?

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