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

Andy Lyttle whatwg at phroggy.com
Fri Oct 31 02:24:01 PDT 2008

On Oct 30, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> 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  
> [type="email"][multiple="multiple"].

<aol>Me too.</aol>

Are there any other situations where adding a "multiple" attribute  
could work similarly, other than <select>?

Andy Lyttle
whatwg at phroggy.com

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