[whatwg] several mail addresses in input type email?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jun 25 14:30:53 PDT 2004

On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen wrote:
> Sometimes (and maybe more often than not, e.g. webmail!) one would want
> to allow a list of E-mail addresses rather than only one in an INPUT
> type="email". The spec doesn't discuss this as far as I can see. Would
> it be better to allow this explicitly, stating that UAs should be able
> to validate a comma- or semicolon-separated list of mail addresses and
> that authors who wish to limit the field to only one may specify a
> pattern to limit it? Something like pattern=".*@[^@]*" would mean the
> input could only be valid if the field contained one and only one @
> sign.
> Thoughts? Which is in your opinion more common, type=email-single or
> type=email-multiple?

Single. By a long way.

You can do multiple e-mails by using templates:

    <li repeat="template" id="ccs">
     <input type="email" name="cc">
     <input type="remove">
   <p><input type="add" template="ccs"></p>

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