[whatwg] [WF2] type=number and leading zeros

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 15 00:43:19 PDT 2006

On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen wrote:
> >
> > If the field is for a postcode or credit card number, then type=number 
> > is an inappropriate field type. Those aren't numbers, they're 
> > specially formatted strings.
> Thanks for clarifying. Could the spec give clearer advice to authors on 
> this point? We've come across this problem in the wild (it is perhaps 
> more likely to be part of a custom form validation than an attempt at 
> following WF2 but I can see authors getting a bit too excited about the 
> new types and label anything that looks like a number with type=number.)


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