Transition from Legacy to Native rendering - (was Re: [whatwg] repetition model)

Ian Hickson ian at
Fri Jun 25 09:36:47 PDT 2004

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> "Should I provide an input-box with an explcit JS popup calendar control, or
> should I just use 'type=date'?"

I just thought of a way to do this -- check whether:

   element.type == 'date'

The "type" DOM attribute returns the type of the control created (as
opposed to requested), so in any DOM2 HTML-compliant UA, this will tell
you whether the control created was really a date control or just a text

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