[whatwg] input type="country"?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 24 01:13:01 PDT 2006

The idea of a control for countries was considered. However, it was 
rejected because I couldn't get agreement from UAs to implement it. They 
cited many of the reasons given in this thread, and some more, such as 
being worried about being sued (like Microsoft was when Windows 95 shipped 
with a country control in the datetime control panel).

So. For the people who want this: if you want this in the spec, you first 
need to convince the browser vendors to agree to implement something like 
this. Until there are vendors who want to implement it, adding it to the 
spec is a waste of time.

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