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Re: [whatwg] proposal for new <input> inputmode: digits

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:59:44 +0200
To: Eitan Adler <lists@eitanadler.com>
Message-ID: <87wpk9peen.fsf@lustschutzbunker.localdomain>
Cc: "whatwg@whatwg.org" <whatwg@whatwg.org>
Eitan Adler <lists@eitanadler.com> writes:

> On 25 July 2016 at 13:32, Nils Dagsson Moskopp <
> nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:
>
>> Eitan Adler <lists@eitanadler.com> writes:
>>
>> > At the moment if you'd like the user to enter *only* digits (no
>> separators,
>> > +, -, etc.) you must resort to a hack
>> >
>> > <input type="text" pattern="\d*" />
>> >
>> > This results in a correct "digits only" keyboard on some mobile keyboards
>> > (and nothing on desktops).
>>
>> Why do you see a problem with that?
>>
>
> Since this is semantically confusing and quite magical behavior. I don't
> expect a different keyboard if i provide pattern="hello+ (world|to you)"

I suggest to file a bug against your user agent if it does that. Btw, I
would appreciate to have some method to input only allowed tokens, even
for such a case.

>>
>> > There are several use cases for digits only, but the main ones that come
>> to
>> > mind are TOTP codes, CVV codes for credit cards, etc.
>> >
>> > <input type="number" min="100000" max="999999" step="1" />
>> >
>> > might work, but is non-obvious and still results in buttons for "+", "-",
>> > and "." in some mobile browsers.
>>
>> This is wrong; text containing only digits is not a number.
>>
>
> I know its wrong. Hence this post.
>
>> In addition, it may be useful to allow minlengt and maxlength for numeric
>> > inputs. This can result in better error messages where the value to be
>> > entered needs to be copied from somewhere, and so the minimum and maximum
>> > are really proxies for length.
>>
>> Please continue to use text input elements and the pattern attribute.
>>
>
> See also the remainder of my email.

I do not understand. What do you mean?

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Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
<http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
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