[whatwg] Text areas with pattern attributes?

Geoffrey Sneddon gsneddon at opera.com
Wed Aug 19 08:32:04 PDT 2009

Alex Vincent wrote:
> I'm drifting into writing code for the pattern attribute on text
> fields again, and I wondered:  if text inputs can have pattern
> attribute for regular expression matching, why not text area elements?

What's the use-case for it? Textareas are almost always for such large 
amounts of input that they are almost always free-form text. Why allow 
the pattern attribute?

Geoffrey Sneddon — Opera Software

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