[whatwg] For Japanese language users, Web Forms should have a way to active/deactive for IME

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Mon Jan 17 22:51:52 PST 2005

On Jan 17, 2005, at 22:58, Masayuki Nakano wrote:

> Name(Kanji): <input type="text" imestate="active" />
> Name(Kana): <input type="text" imestate="active" />

So in those cases instead of the page author controlling input details, 
the user has to control whether the input method engine does Kanji 

> Tel: <input type="text" imestate="disabled" />

On OS X, entering ASCII digits using Kotoeri is perfectly possible and 
only takes an extra keypress (return) in the end compared to using 
straight keyboard input. If Kotoeri was suddenly disabled and the user 
still pressed return as if using Kotoeri, the form would be submitted 

I still fail to see what the compelling use case is.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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