[whatwg] input type="country"?

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 23 06:51:25 PDT 2006

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 20:44:37 +0700, Martijn <martijn.martijn at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> There are times I have to select in which country I live in.
>> Wouldn't a input type="country" widget be useful here?
>> I couldn't find one on the web forms 2.0 spec, but something in that
>> line is already there, then I'm sorry, and you can ignore this mail.
> What would be different between <input type="country"> and <select>?

I presume he's thinking of an input with a browser-supplied list of countries. 
This has been discussed before as, as I recall, was considered a huge can of 
worms that we don't want to open.

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