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Re: Questions arising from ARIA/HTML5 integration

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 17:16:36 +0100
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, wai-xtech@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090901161636.GE20110@stripey.com>
Steven Faulkner writes:

> <input type=date>
>  <input type=time>
>  <input type=datetime>
>  <input type=datetime-local>
>  <input type=month>
>  <input type=week>
>  <input type=color>
>  <input type=file>
> these all appear as text boxes with a button/keystroke associated to open a
> dialog no?

Not necessarily.

In pre-HTML-5 browsers they are simply a textbox.

In HTML 5 browsers the browser can choose any UI they want; the spec
only defines the values which the form elements have.  So a colour
picker could be a button with a coloured square on it, where clicking
that square brings up the platform's generic colour-picker dialog box.
There might not be a textbox-like part of it anywhere.

Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 16:13:19 UTC

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