[whatwg] input type="country"?

Arve Bersvendsen arveb at opera.com
Wed Aug 23 06:53:04 PDT 2006

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:44:37 +0200, Martijn <martijn.martijn at gmail.com>  

> 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.

Which countries we have in the world, and how they are named is a rather  
volatile property. Countries change name depending on the current rule(r),  
and as not-too-distant European history taught us, countries break up.   
The definition of what is a country varies depending on who you ask, so  
such a form control is hard to accomplish.

Arve Bersvendsen

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