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[whatwg] Allow empty string for input type=color

From: Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo <amla70@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 21:44:47 +0200
Message-ID: <CAH_vUwZOzmNfX8vx+u4FYk3CD2gXj91bjAgRyFAfLJGiDzJH+w@mail.gmail.com>
2012/5/3 Ashley Sheridan <ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk>

> On Fri, 2012-05-04 at 04:33 +1000, Shaun Moss wrote:
>
> > The way things are done is not always the best way. Most colour pickers
> > are used in instances where "not selected" would make no sense.
> >
> > However, as you're designing a widget for the web that may be used by
> > billions of people in any number of unforeseen ways, flexibility is a
> > virtue, and the option to clear the field would be an improvement. If
> > you don't allow a "not selected" or null option, this would basically
> > force all colour widgets to be required fields, which may not be what
> > the form designer wants.
> >
> > To compare, some date pickers do not allow you to clear the field, but
> > some do. For the web, it's a useful feature.
> >
> > Shaun
> >
> >
> > On 2012-05-03 11:46 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > > On Thu, 03 May 2012 02:10:11 -0700, Markus Ernst <derernst at gmx.ch>
> wrote:
> > >> If I understand the spec correctly, entering no value defaults to
> > >> #000000, thus the required attribute does not apply. What are the
> > >> reasons for this? I am sure there were good reasons to specify it
> > >> this way, anyway I don't see them right now. "Not selected" is
> > >> actually very different from "black".
> > >
> > > "Not selected" is not something typically supported by native color
> > > pickers.
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
> Would the colour pickers allow the selection of the alpha channel at the
> time of choosing? If so, couldn't you allow a full transparent colour to
> be used where null couldn't?
> --
> Thanks,
> Ash
> http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk
>
>
>
Being able to not select a color isn't so strange.
Everyone is used to word processors, and they usually have an option to
select the color for the text and background. And among those available
colors there's an option to use the default text color or to use a
transparent background/no color.
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