[whatwg] Proposal for a combined input control
Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen
hallvors at online.no
Fri Jul 23 15:25:49 PDT 2004
On 23 Jul 2004 at 22:37, Jim Ley wrote:
> > This control would be useful for entering long numbers such as credit
> > card info or serial numbers, input focus could automatically pass to the
> > next box in the group to speed up data entry.
> Are there any studies which actually shows this is easier - because
> the OS IP entry control is the one I have most problems with, I find
> the auto-focusing really hard to use.
The autofocus in the IP dialog IS hard to use - because the computer
doesn't take into account that some parts of the IP address
frequently have less than 3 digits. So, sometimes we want to move the
focus after one or two digits and there isn't an obvious way to do
that except using the mouse.
I think the original suggestion sounds very interesting though. As
Jim says it would be nice for dates too. I vote for the INPUTGROUP
element although I think for backwards compatibility we should just
let the UA submit all three inputs separately. The servers have to
deal with that anyway for legacy so there's very little gain in
making life more complicated for the UA with some patterns for
combining the values.
Hallvord R. M. Steen
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