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

From: Ryosuke Niwa <ryosuke.niwa@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 17:33:49 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimYvU-FNS4Vx0a-YOGhBxNaNvL343G=SVPuTHuP@mail.gmail.com>
I'd just say that there might be a demand for this feature in Japan (if
localized properly) because all official government document needs to dated
with "era name" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_era_name).  Some
banks even implement their internal database systems using "era" system, and
it's always cumbersome for humans to convert between "era" and Gregorian
year.

Best,
Ryosuke Niwa

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 6:11 PM, 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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