[whatwg] Web forms 2, input type suggestions (Michael A. Puls II)

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 14:19:19 PDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Kristof Zelechovski
<giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl>wrote:

> Indeed, INPUT[type=email] is confusing as well.  I would add [type=address]
> and [type=address-list] as candidates because an e-mail address is the most
> common type of an address on the Web (the e-mail part can be omitted IMHO).
> Using INPUT[multiple=multiple] seems like a good idea as well.
> Chris

I have no problem with <input type="email">.  type=address would be very
confusing (see what people think about the <address> element today!), and
worse, can legitimately be thought to be for inputting physical addresses.
No one will ever think that type=email is for composing an email - it's a
single piece of information (composing an email requires several) and it's
in the input family which is for small pieces of information (an entire
email is much larger than the natural size of an <input>).

In the multiple case, I'm fine with either [type="emails"] or

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