[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 08:36:06 PDT 2010

On Mon, August 9, 2010 15:10, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> Le 09/08/10 03:11, Kit Grose a écrit :
>> should the "year" field also permit the entry of BC/AD?
> Or a jewish year? Or a muslim year? Or counting since the
> first tooth of Carolus Magnus or the last onomatopoeia
> pronounced by Hannibal during his crossing of the Alps?

Do you see anyone suggesting such things? If not, please can we avid such

> Tantek needs a year. He never said he needs to specify in
> which system the year is counted. He never said he cannot use
> a radiobutton for BC/AD or any other calendaring system
> aside of the year input.

We (not just one person) always need to be able to know the calendar
system in use; it's just that the default is Gregorian. Discussions of
preference for one kind of UI over another are premature.

> Why make things complex when it's possible to make them simple?

Why make things /overly/ simple, if it prevents valid use cases from being

Andy Mabbett

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