[whatwg] Proposal: datesubmissionformat

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 17 16:45:43 PDT 2004

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> I'd like to propose an additional feature for Web Forms 2, namely the 
> ability for the author to control - to a limited extent - the submission 
> format of an <input type=date> control.

I'd really like to avoid making the submission format configurable. It 
adds yet another variable, which makes testing this much harder. (It is 
already exceedingly complicated.)

> What's the use case for this feature? Just one: For sites that have 
> already deployed a form that accepts dates, this feature would allow 
> them to provide enhanced support for WF2-compliant UAs with minimal 
> work.

Supporting ISO-8601 on the server side is trivial; a single line of Perl 
or PHP in the common case.

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