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Re: [whatwg] type=month-day

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 20:19:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1405162011060.13733@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Mon, 17 Mar 2014, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
> As a heads up, Mozilla is considering an experimental implementation of 
> month-day (mobile only so far) for entering birthdays and such: 
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=974341
> 
> However, it might be even better for birthdays if the year part became 
> optional rather than always omitted. Original motivation is here 
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2010-August/027725.html 
> by Tantek Çelik.

Relatedly, there was a suggestion filed on the spec once to introduce an 
<input> type that allowed users to enter date/time data where they could 
fill in either YYYY, YYYY-MM, YYYY-MM-DD, etc:

   https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15114

This is not quite the same, but worth considering as well.

I've filed this bug to track the spec side of MM-DD:

   https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=25742

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