[whatwg] input type="country"?

Martijn martijn.martijn at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 07:02:24 PDT 2006

On 8/23/06, Arve Bersvendsen <arveb at opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:44:37 +0200, 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.
> 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.

Well, the browser should be able to keep up with the current list of
countries, shouldn't it? It's not like it is something that is
changing every minute.
I'm sure there is an official list out there (United Nations?), with
all the countries in the world.


> Arve Bersvendsen

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