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[whatwg] input type="location" proposals

From: Ashley Sheridan <ash@ashleysheridan.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 01:55:05 +0100
Message-ID: <1277427305.2787.66.camel@localhost>
On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 19:30 -0400, Eitan Adler wrote:

> >
> > Seeing your 2c  and raising you a "citation needed." ;-)
> >
> > But to the point at hand....
> >
> > Would the @pattern attribute cover the use case of lat/long inputs? (albeit without a nice UI)
> Possibly. I personally think that the UI is worth adding it to the spec.

I think it's quite a fringe case. What about things that are more used:

      * type=number - a browser could aid input with some sort of
      * type=price - a browser could use the locale to select a monetary
        format, or at least display the amount in the locale format
        specified by the document itself

These are just a couple that I think would potentially be more useful
than type=location, as I see their use quite a lot. The price one is
probably more reserved to CMS's and auction sites, but these are fairly
common enough in use I feel. Number could be used for a whole plethora
of cases, such as a quantity amount in a shopping cart, an age field in
a form, or anything else where you might need a number that wouldn't
necessarily be sensible to use a type=range for.


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