[whatwg] input type="country"?

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Aug 24 09:54:29 PDT 2006

Sander Tekelenburg wrote:

> A good implementation would
> - know how to handle different spellings/synonyms (like US/USA, UK/England,
> Holland/The Netherlands/Nederland, etc.)
> - make proper use of the OS' language/location settings, if available, for
> its initial setting, but allow the user to override that (because, for
> example, many run their OS in american english even though their location or
> nationality may be something else.)

A much simpler implementation would simply work like existing form autofill, 
matching values the values that the user has supplied to other country inputs in 
the past without needing any explicit setup.

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