[whatwg] Changing punctuation value of input element in telephone state

Davis Peixoto davis.peixoto at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 18:08:09 PDT 2010

> The goal of fool-proofing phone fields is a quite noble one but, let's
> be honest: it's quite near to an utopia. Any "solution" that may cause
> valid inputs to break is definitely bad. If fixing wrong inputs risks
> valid ones to break, we are not only not solving the problem, but we
> are moving it somewhere it doesn't make sense: if you had to choose
> between wrong inputs breaking or good inputs breaking, is there any
> sane reason to chose the later?

This is what I was saying. It is noble, but utopic (Yeah, you put it better
in words).

But now I realized: UA handling of type=tel is just a possibility, not a
mandatory feature. Thus, I think even it is documented in somewhere in HTML
5 spec, it won't be used/implemented at all due to all the drawbacks we were
discussing about in this thread.

Hugs, Davis
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