[whatwg] date/time and precision changes

Dave Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Wed Jun 16 11:05:09 PDT 2004

I strongly disagree with dropping the precision attribute for <input 
type=range>.  I at least like the ability to distinguish between float 
and integer.

How does a user tell the form control to submit as either a float or an 
integer now?  I already implemented precision="float" to accomplish 
this.  The precision as an integer ensured that even if the slider was 
handing out float values that they would be auto-converted when 
accessing/submitting/setting the value attribute.  With your changes 
this ability seems to have been lost.


On Jun 16, 2004, at 7:40 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> Based on all your feedback (thanks everyone!) I've reworked the 
> following
> types and attributes:
>    types: datetime, date, time, expdate, week
>    attributes: precision, min, max
> Let me know if you are not happy with the new text, and if you have any
> more suggestions.
>    http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#extensions0
> Apologies to anyone who'd already implemented this stuff...
> -- 
> Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    
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