[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - Comments on sections 1 and 2

Dean Edwards dean at edwards.name
Thu Jun 10 14:15:35 PDT 2004

whilst we're talking about numbers...
a common scenario in web apps is to have a separate format for 
displaying numbers (e.g. currencies). The user enters "19" but after 
tabbing to the next field this is then displayed as "$19.00". focus/blur 
events are usually used to format/unformat the underlying value. is it 
too late to formalise something like this by introducing a "format" 
attribute? i could have really used it on the last project i worked on.

David Hyatt wrote:
> Range does not imply two numbers IMO.  It simply implies that the 
> selection of a specific number is made within a specified range.  The 
> term "range control" or "ranged control" is a fairly standard one to 
> represent a slider with a single current value, and you can find it in 
> multiple deployed toolkits.
> dave
> On Jun 10, 2004, at 1:46 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, David Hyatt wrote:
>>> Please do not change the type from range.  This is a common term for
>>> slider controls, and you can find the same term used in all sorts of
>>> modern toolkits.
>> The point is the "type" attribute is giving the data type, not the widget
>> type. And the data type is not "range", which implies two numbers.
>> -- 
>> Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
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>> Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'

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