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[whatwg] input type="url" allow URLs without http:// prefix

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 09:46:19 +0100
Message-ID: <op.uwx5bh0yh8on37@bruce-pc>
Hi Cabal

The eleventy squillion WordPress sites out there that allow comments ask  
for your web page address as well as name and email. The method of  
entering a URL does not require the http:// prefix; just beginning the URL  
with www is accepted.

As it's very common for people to drop the http:// prefix on advertising,  
business cards etc (and who amongst us reads out the prefix when reading a  
URL on the phone?) I'd like to suggest that input type="url" allows the  
http:// prefix to be optional on input and, if ommitted, be assumed when  
parsing.


-- 
Hang loose and stay groovy,

Bruce Lawson
Web Evangelist
www.opera.com (work)
www.brucelawson.co.uk (personal)
Received on Sunday, 12 July 2009 01:46:19 UTC

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