[whatwg] input type="country"?

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 23 07:03:16 PDT 2006

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 20:51:25 +0700, James Graham <jg307 at cam.ac.uk> 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.
> Could you point to that discussion in the archive?

See e.g. 
http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2004-August/001775.html and 
followups (this isn't the first post in the thread but the thread title seems to 
have changed or something so I didn't find the very start - I think it's good 
enough though)

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