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[Bug 13173] WF2: <input type="url"> should accept URLs with protocol omitted

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Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:41:59 +0000
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--- Comment #13 from Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> 2011-07-10 20:41:58 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> One reason that comes to mind is showing accurate diagnostics to the user.

More specifically?

(In reply to comment #12)
> Quoting myself: "To have full control of input data". In development, full
> control is always preferable over partial control when something is unknown.
> Full control provides more flexibility regardless of a specific case.

<input type=text> gives full control.  Why do you want to use <input type=url>,
if you want it to be able to contain things that aren't URLs?  Something
without a protocol is not a URL, and will not work in practically any scenario
where a URL is needed -- e.g., <a href> or other types of links embedded in
content.  The only place where it will usually behave like a URL is if you type
it into a navigation bar.

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