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Re: [whatwg] Confusing text relating to <input type=range>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:35:51 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonathan Watt <jwatt@jwatt.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1301172035430.2101@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On Thu, 17 Jan 2013, Jonathan Watt wrote:
>
> The text on <input type=range> at:
> 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/states-of-the-type-attribute.html#range-state-%28type=range%29
> 
> says:
> 
>   The step scale factor is 1. The default step is 1 (allowing only
>   integers, unless the min attribute has a non-integer value).
> 
> I found the words "allowing only integers" to be confusing. I initially 
> read it to mean that "step" is only allowed integer values unless the 
> "min" attribute is a number with a fractional part. Talking it over with 
> dbaron we believe it is probably just a parenthetical observation that 
> if the "min" attribute's value is an integer and the default value of 1 
> for "step" is being used, then the input's value can only have integer 
> values. (This is unclear because the input's value isn't otherwise 
> mentioned in the sentence.)

Clarified.

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