Re: keybind and softkeytype [Fwd: Requests to HTML4.0 draft]

=?iso-8859-1?Q?Martin_J=2E_D=FCrst?= (mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch)
Mon, 25 Aug 1997 14:30:57 +0200 (MET DST)


Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 14:30:57 +0200 (MET DST)
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Martin_J=2E_D=FCrst?= <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
cc: www-html@w3.org
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Subject: Re: keybind and softkeytype [Fwd: Requests to HTML4.0 draft]

> >(2) softkey type
> >In the keyboard-less Internet appliances, the browser usually
> >uses a software keyboard. In this case, if some input forms
> >accept only numbers, it seems better that a software keyboard
> >for inputing numbers is popped up. We introduced the attribute
> >"softkeytype" to specify the required input type for <input>
> >and <textarea>.
> >
> >	softkeytype="normal"	- Any characters
> >	softkeytype="digit"	- Numbers
> >	softkeytype="hira"	- Hiragana(Japanese)
> >	softkeytype="kata"	- Katakana(Japanese)
> >	softkeytype="upper"	- Upper case
> >	softkeytype="lower"	- Lower case

The problem here is that there are several scripts with upper
and lower cases (Latin, Cyrillic, Greek). Also, there are many
different kinds of digits (many scripts have their own).

The labels in the above list should be made more general.
Also, they currently seem to have a double function:
- Define the keyboard that is shown.
- Restrict the characters that can be input.

These are not necessarily correlated.


Regards,	Martin.