[whatwg] Re: credit card numbers
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Wed Aug 4 06:50:08 PDT 2004
Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> Also sprach Malcolm Rowe:
> > > credit card numbers have their own type. Perhaps expire dates should
> > > as well. This would help auto-fillout immensely and merchants would
> > > rejoice.
> > <input type="month"> (previously known as type="expdate")?
> > "This type is used most frequently for credit card expiry dates."
> > -- http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#month
> > Or am I missing something here?
> "Month" is quite generic, and can be used for many purposes. "expdate"
> is more specific. If your UA knows the expdate of your credit card it
> can automatically fill inn the "expdate" control. However, filling in
> the expdate into "month" controls would be problematic since it's used
> for other purposes as well.
The type attribute is for giving the *type* of data, not for indicating
what it's used for. RFC3106 deals with auto-fillout.
# Some names (all starting with the string "Ecom_") in this version of
# HTML forms have predefined meanings, allowing UAs to fill in the form
# fields automatically. These names, and their semantics, are described
# in [RFC3106].
(We should probably get that expanded to handle WF2 controls, though.)
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