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

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Tue, 26 Aug 1997 11:13:02 +0200 (MET DST)

Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 11:13:02 +0200 (MET DST)
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Martin_J=2E_D=FCrst?= <>
To: Jordan Reiter <>
In-Reply-To: <l03110702b0278a9b89da@[]>
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).
> 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=
> 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.