[whatwg] input type="country"?
chaals at opera.com
Thu Aug 24 10:00:15 PDT 2006
On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 18:44:26 +0200, Sander Tekelenburg
<tekelenb at euronet.nl> wrote:
> I agree with all the arguments against speccing this, but also this
> much more like a browser feature to me. I think a much more realistic
> approach would be for browser vendors to offer a setting to try to by
> select the user's country when they encounter such a list in a page's
> A good implementation would
> - know how to handle different spellings/synonyms (like US/USA,
> Holland/The Netherlands/Nederland, etc.)
> - make proper use of the OS' language/location settings, if available,
> 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.)
> Some people will probably argue that users won't bother to define their
> settings for this, but IMO that only means that the user apparently
> doesn't care then.
Right. Or is like me and selects too many countries for too many different
things to have a sensible default.
> I imagine the quickest way to get an implementation would be in the form
> of a Firefox plug-in.
find select where option="$Locale"
remove selected from option selected in that select.
Set option="$locale" selected.
or something like that.
Hi Sander, BTW.
Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software: Standards Group
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