[whatwg] Please consider adding a couple more datetime <input> types - type="year" and type="month-day"
ben.schwarz at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 18:19:21 PDT 2010
While creating an input that works for every use case you can think of
sounds like a good idea, I'd like to question weather a user would ever *enter
a date* that would require the inclusion of BC/AD.
I'm certain that there is a requirement to markup such text, but as for *
entry* I'm strongly of the opinion that you're over cooking this.
On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Kit Grose <kit at iqmultimedia.com.au> wrote:
> The field being four digits long doesn't restrict its contents to four
> digits only. I suppose you do raise an interesting concern; should the
> "year" field also permit the entry of BC/AD? If so, that might invalidate
> the ability to use a number field; you'd need to use a validation pattern on
> a standard text field.
> On 09/08/2010, at 10:46 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> > On Mon, August 9, 2010 00:44, Kit Grose wrote:
> >> How is a "year" input any different from a four-digit input
> >> field?
> > Years can be more of fewer than four digits. Julius Caesar was born in
> > BC, for instance, while Manius Acilius Glabrio was consul in 91 AD.
> > --
> > Andy Mabbett
> > @pigsonthewing
> > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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