[whatwg] Re: several messages
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Feb 9 07:21:41 PST 2005
On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, [iso-8859-1] Christoph Päper wrote:
> A simple 'text' 'input' has the advantage that it generates only one
> parameter to be handled by the server (and an optional client-side
> validation script), just like the 'date' 'input' does. The most basic
> handling would be to reject anything that is not an ISO 8601 conformant
> string (in the valid time frame), requiring the user to resubmit. From
> there on you can get as complex guessing as you want. Unambiguous, valid
> inputs are (silently) accepted, others rejected. Rejection on ambiguity
> should include showing the user the guessed likeliest value in an
> unambiguous format, so he hopefully just has to accept without further
> changing. The lesser advanced the guess script, the more important it is
> to inform the user of the expected input style.
> From the point of usability I wouldn't want '<input type="date">' to
> fall back to anything but '<input type="text">'. Neither from the point
> of marking-up and styling. In this case the programmer has to swallow
> the bitter pill, IMVHO. After all it's a recurring problem for which he
> has to find or write a solution only once (at least in theory).
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