[whatwg] input type="country"?

David Håsäther hasather at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 07:09:00 PDT 2006

On 8/23/06, Martijn <martijn.martijn at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

But what if you use a browser with an old list, and your contry isn't
listed. Or are you proposing that browsers download a list every time?

David Håsäther

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