Re: [whatwg] Proposal for showing thousand separator in <input type="number " ... /> form controls.

I ran out of arguments.
I understand the proposal rejected?
Or maybe what any alternatives?
I understand an option to add an attribute to manually specify a
delimiter is not considered here. This option would allow in the case
when we display year, specify a empty delimeter for thousands.


<input type = "number"  ... /> - use local settings for delimeter

<input type = "number" thousand = "" ... /> - use for removing
thousand delimiter

<input type = "number" thousand = "-" ... /> - use for custom thousand delimiter

Maybe such variant will suit to all?

Best Regards,
Mike Gavrilov.

2015-10-15 18:45 GMT+05:00 Boris Zbarsky <>:
> On 10/15/15 2:35 AM, Михаил Гаврилов wrote:
>> Let's first decide what numbers is meant by number type.
> Good luck with that.  Everyone seems to feel it's a different thing.
>> Also a special case is the number of a credit card and any number with
>> leading zero. Because leading zero no have significance and will
>> always be clipped in numbers. For such cases, it is necessary always
>> use text or masked text.
> And yet people consistently try to use <input type="number"> for these.  For
> credit card numbers it's silly, but for hours/minutes it's not unreasonable,
> if only to get the little up/down spinners.
> Yes, the fact that people are trying to shoehorn a wide variety of quite
> different use cases into <input type="number"> is unfortunate.
> -Boris

Received on Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:59:29 UTC