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[whatwg] Please consider adding a couple more datetime <input> types - type="year" and type="month-day"

From: Ben Schwarz <ben.schwarz@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 11:19:21 +1000
Message-ID: <AANLkTim9kbLTt8Wk83YZ8h3-ThWwVfDbMDHR690cro4V@mail.gmail.com>
While creating an input that works for every use case you can think of
sounds like a good idea, I'd like to question weather a user would ever *enter
a date* that would require the inclusion of BC/AD.

I'm certain that there is a requirement to markup such text, but as for *
entry* I'm strongly of the opinion that you're over cooking this.

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Kit Grose <kit at iqmultimedia.com.au> wrote:

> The field being four digits long doesn't restrict its contents to four
> digits only. I suppose you do raise an interesting concern; should the
> "year" field also permit the entry of BC/AD? If so, that might invalidate
> the ability to use a number field; you'd need to use a validation pattern on
> a standard text field.
>
> ?Kit
>
> On 09/08/2010, at 10:46 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>
> >
> > On Mon, August 9, 2010 00:44, Kit Grose wrote:
> >> How is a "year" input any different from a four-digit input
> type="number"
> >> field?
> >
> > Years can be more of fewer than four digits. Julius Caesar was born in
> 100
> > BC, for instance, while Manius Acilius Glabrio was consul in 91 AD.
> >
> > --
> > Andy Mabbett
> > @pigsonthewing
> > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
> >
>
>
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