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Re: XHTML Basic 1.1 and setting input field to numeric mode

From: Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 12:10:51 +0200
Message-ID: <486A02AB.2070802@eunet.no>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
CC: christoph.paeper@crissov.de, www-html@w3.org

The implication of this seems to be that I cannot specify things like:

- a field that takes 4 and only 4 digits (a pin code)
- a field that takes up to 4 digits (an international country code)
- a field that takes a VISA credit card number:

this is obviously a step back compared to what is possible today in 
terms of user experience on mobile devices.
Did those involved in the XHTML Basic 1.1 spec ever built a mobile 


Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> Luca Passani wrote:
>> Also, what I gathered from a previous message is that 
>> "inputmode='numeric'" will be
>> supported by the XHTML 1.1 and XHTML BAsic 1.1 spec. Isn't this true 
>> anymore?
> Not precisely. XHTML 1.1 Basic includes inputmode="latin digits" 
> (borrowed from XForms) as a "hint" to user agents about expected input:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/#s_inputmode
> Nor does it include type="number" (that's HTML5's Web Forms 2.0 draft) 
> or any CSS (that would be specified by another working group).
> These all seem to be syntaxes that do roughly the same thing in practice.
> Hope that clarifies things.
> -- 
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 1 July 2008 10:11:33 UTC

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