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[whatwg] [Web Forms 2.0] Last minute suggestion - The <format> element.

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 12:42:27 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0501211236560.13468@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, Matthew Raymond wrote:
>
> I've been bugged for a while by the problem of formatting hints for date 
> and time inputs. The current model requires that either the server 
> determines the format for itself... [...]
>
>    I think we should introduce to WF2 a new element called <format> that would
> contain the formatting hint text. This element would be rendered in legacy
> user agents as text, but in WF2 user agents, its contents would be used in a
> far more intelligent manner. Take this example, for instance: [...]

I'm reluctant to add new features at this late stage. Does this demo:

   http://whatwg.org/demos/date-01/

...not handle the case well enough?

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