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

Jonathan Castello twisolar at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 14:32:37 PDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <ryosuke.niwa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> For simplicity, there should be exactly one format submitted to the
>> server, so that the
>> server doesn't have to implement every major calendar system on the
>> off chance it has some user whose browser is configured to submit
>> dates in the Thai solar calendar or something.  The browser is free to
>> implement whatever UI it likes, though -- the Japanese version of a
>> browser might accept Japanese eras for years, the Hebrew version might
>> accept the Jewish calendar, whatever.
> Right, that's what I meant.  But to implement that, we need to know that
> certain text field is accepting "year", not a 4-digit number.  Each UA can
> then implement a year picker suitable for its users.
> Best,
> Ryosuke

That's probably the most convincing point for adding a "year" type
I've heard so far. I'd agree with a "year" type just based on that.


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