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[Bug 11678] New: <input type='email' multiple> should have the last comma stripped or being valid with a ending comma

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Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 13:09:51 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-11678-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: <input type='email' multiple> should have the last
                    comma stripped or being valid with a ending comma
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mounir.lamouri@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
            Blocks: 11137

This is a follow-up from bug 11137.

With bug 11137, we are making <input type='email' multiple>'s value easier to
use because tokens have no longer leading or trailing whitespaces. However,
there is still an issue when such a control is ended by a comma which can
easily happen if there is a UI (with list or autocompletion for example).

I think there are two solutions
 1. Add a step 4 in "Whenever the user changes the element's values, the user
agent must run the following steps:" which would consist of removing the last
character if it's a comma;
 2. Make such control valid if it's ending with a comma.

The first solution seems better because the submitted value will be more simple
to use because splitting on comma would not return a useless empty value at the
end. But, for what I understand, with the latest change made on the
specifications, it's still possible to directly change the value in the DOM and
in the UI while the user is typing (it might be weird but that is an option).
With such a change, it wouldn't be an option anymore.

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