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[whatwg] Decimal comma in numeric input

From: Oldřich Vetešník <vetesnik@mrmil.cz>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:01:09 +0200
Message-ID: <op.vt4i77r5o84pey@pc36.virtualebrana>
Dne Fri, 15 Apr 2011 23:56:45 +0200 Aryeh Gregor
<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> napsal(a):

> 2011/4/14 Old?ich Vete?n?k <vetesnik at mrmil.cz>:
>> I am afraid that if the decimal separator (in rendering) doesn't behave  
>> the
>> way people expect it to, it will mean web developers will have to deal  
>> with
>> clients saying "We wan't to be able to enter a comma." The "dealing"  
>> might
>> mean not using <input type="number"> at all, which is something we  
>> might not want...
>
> I didn't read the whole thread, but: authors with specific needs will
> always want to roll their own inputs for most of these things, and
> that's fine.  If <input type=number> satisfies 80% of the use-cases,
> that's fine.  As more authors start using the new input types, we'll
> get feedback about what the most-requested features are, and we can
> consider adding them at that time.  Trying to add more features to the
> new form stuff is premature when we only have one really good
> implementation (IMO: Gecko's), and that implementation is partial.
> The time to talk about new features is when we have some amount of
> stability and interoperability in existing features.

Indeed, good point. Let's wait and see.

Ollie
Received on Monday, 18 April 2011 01:01:09 GMT

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