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Re: Proposal for Input Money element type in HTML5

From: Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:50:42 +0000
Message-ID: <CALGrgeuwPzDKur09g632-vyLNS+xp1_f_foM1fZpsKvQYKDhxg@mail.gmail.com>
To: buhake.sindi@sindi.co.za
Cc: "public-html@w3.org LIST" <public-html@w3.org>
On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 9:26 PM,  <buhake.sindi@sindi.co.za> wrote:
> Hi Cameron,
>
> It's funny, because I used JSR 354 - Money and Currency API to email this
> request. I even blogged about this API in my blog
> (http://theelitegentleman.blogspot.com/2015/02/money-problem-no-more-money-problem.html).
>
> The reason I request this is due to the various MVC frameworks that spring
> up in various development languages and platforms.
> For one, I created a JSF 2 complaint HTML5 component that I use throughout
> my application and searching online I realized that
> there were various solutions to capturing money and currency so it depend on
> developers' taste and interpretation.
>
> JSF components have UI input and output component subclasses (of
> UIComponent) thus allowing capturing and displaying of values respectively.
> This can be also useful if we could have a input and (perhaps) a <money> tag
> for display purposes.
>
> A solid <input type="money" /> input would make it consistent throughout
> applications and consistent in passing the values in various services
> including if using Javascript async services calls.
>

There is some work currently underway in the i18n group regarding the
internationalization of locale-based forms:

https://www.w3.org/International/wiki/Locale-based_forms

I think looking at currency inputs will be included as part of that
ongoing work.

Cameron
Received on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:51:09 UTC

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