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[whatwg] <input type=number> without keyboard editing

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 00:24:55 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTim1Gz-66FsmwnYLMM7Bo9Gn4CYYMr0ygRCXSntX@mail.gmail.com>
> Interesting. ?I'm pretty sure I've seen pages that would break as a
> result... ?I guess we'll see when a browser tries to do that.

from memory, microb did things like this, and it did break sites :).

such breakage is unfortunate, and the lack of flexibility/ability for
browser vendors to innovate is unfortunate.

> The problem with breaking scripts is that it might cause a UA to not be able
> to ship the feature at all if it breaks existing content. ?That's why the
> risk of breaking scripts is pretty important (my UA developer's hat on,
> etc).

indeed.

personally, i'd favor the content developer use <select> (as mentioned
repeatedly in this thread).
Received on Sunday, 7 November 2010 15:24:55 UTC

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