[whatwg] input type="url" allow URLs without http:// prefix

Bruce Lawson brucel at opera.com
Mon Jul 13 00:52:29 PDT 2009

On Sun, 12 Jul 2009 15:48:51 +0100, Kornel Lesinski <kornel at geekhood.net>  

> On Sun, 12 Jul 2009 09:46:19 +0100, Bruce Lawson <brucel at opera.com>  
> wrote:
I'd like to suggest that input
>> type="url" allows the http:// prefix to be optional on input and, if  
>> ommitted, be assumed when parsing.
> The spec explicitly allows that actual value seen and edited by the user  
> in the interface is different from DOM value of the input, so browsers  
> are free to prepend http:// automatically (and IMHO should – DSK-253195).

Excellent. And, while I don't doubt you at all, I'm abashed that I missed  
that nuance, especially as it'#s explicitly allowed?  Where would I find  
that in the spec?

Hang loose and stay groovy,

Bruce Lawson
Web Evangelist
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www.brucelawson.co.uk (personal)

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