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

Christoph Päper christoph.paeper at crissov.de
Tue Aug 24 09:27:00 PDT 2010

Henri Sivonen:
> On Aug 9, 2010, at 04:07, Tantek Çelik wrote:
>> * it has the *semantic* of being a year,
> Why is it useful to declare this semantic to the browser? What functional difference do you envision compared to a field that accepts an integer (…)?

- Input two-digit year, transmit four-digit year.
- Input year name or number in a different system (including “AD”/“BC”/“CE”, emperor eras etc.), transmit proleptic Gregorian year number. (Some calendar eras share their definitions of year length and start, some are close enough to be considered equivalent in practice.)

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