Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 11:13:02 +0200 (MET DST) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Martin_J=2E_D=FCrst?= <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Jordan Reiter <email@example.com> cc: firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970826111128.4383l-100000@enoshima> Subject: Re: keybind and softkeytype [Fwd: Requests to HTML4.0 draft] On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Jordan Reiter wrote: > At 12:30 PM -0000 8/25/97, Martin J. D=FCrst wrote: > >> >=09softkeytype=3D"normal"=09- Any characters > >> >=09softkeytype=3D"digit"=09- Numbers > >> >=09softkeytype=3D"hira"=09- Hiragana(Japanese) > >> >=09softkeytype=3D"kata"=09- Katakana(Japanese) > >> >=09softkeytype=3D"upper"=09- Upper case > >> >=09softkeytype=3D"lower"=09- 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). >=20 > This seems to bring up the obvious solution: use of the lang attribute to > determine what sort of input device is used. This way, if a certain lang > attribute is defined for the whole page, or for a specific section, then > the correct keyboard is automatically created. And if there are ever put > into HTML more functions concerning input types (I myself think that some > sort of attributes should be created that limit data input), then the who= le > problem is solved. As you should see from the list above, this won't work. If I say LANG=3D"en", does this give me the upper-case layout, the lower-case layout, numbers, or what. Same for Japanese, where I could get Hiragana or Katakana. Regards,=09Martin.