[whatwg] Please consider adding a couple more datetime <input> types - type="year" and type="month-day"
brettz9 at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 8 18:25:30 PDT 2010
How about a pull-down for Wikipedia which lets you choose the year or
period? Or a charting application which looks at trends in history.
While some uses may be more common than others, I personally favor going
the extra kilometre to allow full expressiveness for whatever ranges are
On 8/9/2010 9:19 AM, Ben Schwarz wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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 100
> > BC, for instance, while Manius Acilius Glabrio was consul in 91 AD.
> > --
> > Andy Mabbett
> > @pigsonthewing
> > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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