[whatwg] [Web Forms 2.0] Last minute suggestion - The <format> element.

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jan 21 04:42:27 PST 2005

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> I've been bugged for a while by the problem of formatting hints for date 
> and time inputs. The current model requires that either the server 
> determines the format for itself... [...]
>    I think we should introduce to WF2 a new element called <format> that would
> contain the formatting hint text. This element would be rendered in legacy
> user agents as text, but in WF2 user agents, its contents would be used in a
> far more intelligent manner. Take this example, for instance: [...]

I'm reluctant to add new features at this late stage. Does this demo:


...not handle the case well enough?

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