[whatwg] Please consider adding a couple more datetime <input> types - type="year" and type="month-day"

Jonathan Castello twisolar at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 18:49:56 PDT 2010

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 6:42 PM, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, August 9, 2010 02:19, 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.
> It took only seconds to find:
>   http://www.guernsey.net/~sgibbs/roman.html
> which requires (for some dates) entry of 1, 2, and 3-figure and BC years.
> Likewise:
>   http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html
>   "Please enter a year after A.D. 325"
> Consider also a site allowing a search of an archive of archaeological
> finds by year of origin.
> --
> Andy Mabbett
> @pigsonthewing
> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

Couldn't the BC/AD case be handled intuitively by a dropdown right
next to the year field that contains those two options?

~Jonathan Castello

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