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[whatwg] input type="country"?

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:54:29 +0100
Message-ID: <44EDD9C5.7030408@cam.ac.uk>
Sander Tekelenburg wrote:

> A good implementation would
> - know how to handle different spellings/synonyms (like US/USA, UK/England,
> Holland/The Netherlands/Nederland, etc.)
> - make proper use of the OS' language/location settings, if available, for
> its initial setting, but allow the user to override that (because, for
> example, many run their OS in american english even though their location or
> nationality may be something else.)

A much simpler implementation would simply work like existing form autofill, 
matching values the values that the user has supplied to other country inputs in 
the past without needing any explicit setup.

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