[whatwg] Re: input element types

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jun 25 10:29:09 PDT 2004

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, Mike Shaver wrote:
>> Since the 'time' control on that page can contain pseudo-times like
>> 'Any', 'Morning', and so on, a datetime control doesn't make sense
>> here. I'd imagine that they'd also retain their existing JavaScript for
>> supporting some non-WF2 UA's.
> Many, many uses of time-controls have these annotations; all day for
> events, Morning/Afternoon/Evening, Any, etc.  If, say, 80% of the
> time-entry widgets on the web are going to have to be custom anyway, do
> we get a lot of value out of specifying -- and browser developers out of
> implementing -- a time input type?

This is an interesting point.

Would the date control benefit from a way of having a few extra types like
this added?

In fact, maybe whatever solution we come up with to replace <select
editable> could be applied to date/time controls to provide these
alternative selections.

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