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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Aug 9 08:35:38 PDT 2010

On Mon, August 9, 2010 16:03, Marshall Eubanks wrote:

> I do not think that there is an easy solution for this and other dating
> issues. This field is
> extraordinarily complex, with lots of "corner cases," some very erudite in
> nature.

Indeed; but there are sufficient pre-Gregorian dates in use on the web to
warrant at least /one/ method of publishing them.


> What I would recommend is, in addition to the datetime input types, an
> optional type=<Calendar> (e.g., type=""Gregorian"), which could be ignored
> or used, as the circumstances required.

That is the current suggestion; reusing the parameter name "CALTYPE" from

Andy Mabbett

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