[whatwg] Suggested changes to Web Forms 2.0, 2004-07-01 working

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 15 08:13:54 PDT 2004

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, Matthew Raymond wrote:
>     We've been talking about a <date> element in another thread. Why not
> some kind of format element that gives a region-specific format on a WF2
> browser?...
> <label for="dday">
>    Date: <timeformat type="date">(format: dd-mm-yyyy)</timeformat>
> </label>
> <input type="date" id="dday">
>     In a legacy browser, the label would be "Date: (format:
> dd-mm-yyyy)". On a WF2 browser, however, you might see "Date: (format:
> yyyy-mm-dd)" if your region uses the "yyyy-mm-dd" format. This can be
> useful for international users who may be using a browser in an Internet
> cafe or something and is not be used to the native formats.

Hey now that's a good idea. I don't think we should add it to WF2, but
this is definitely something that WF3 or WA1 could do with.

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