Re: Masking input types. (fwd)

MegaZone (
Mon, 25 Mar 1996 14:35:32 -0800 (PST)

From: MegaZone <>
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Subject: Re: Masking input types. (fwd)
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 14:35:32 -0800 (PST)

Once upon a time Paul Prescod shaped the electrons to say...
>What Domingo is asking for is form widgets that force a certain kind of
>input. Numeric input, or comma delimited numeric input, or upper case
>alphanumeric input etc. Some masks affect input, others reformat input when
>the user leaves the field.

Ah, ok, makes more sense.  I was just working with password masking so I
had some mental baggage.

That would be interesting, right now you need the CGI handler to parse it
and return the form again if the user screws up.  This is also one of the
useful things for Javascript - checking it locally so that the server gets
only the final hit - when the data is correct.

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