[whatwg] <input type=number> without keyboard editing
diego.perini at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 04:46:54 PDT 2010
On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:31 AM, TAMURA, Kent <tkent at chromium.org> wrote:
> A team in Google tried to use <input type=number> for a product, and they
> not to use it.
> What they needed was a control to select an integer from a specific integer
> such as 1 - 16. The number type control in Opera and WebKit allow a user to
> out-of-range value even if the control has min=1 and max=16 attributes.
> It's not
> a good UI and the reason why they doesn't use type=number.
> They need a number control which
> - doesn't allow any keyboard / cut&paste operations and
> So, a text field part is read-only, but the spin-buttons work.
> - always has a valid value.
> "required" by default, and sanitization algorithm may be different.
> I'm not sure how to solve this issue. Introducing new content attribute or
> another number type?
I would have suggested using a standard "select" element for that.
Seems to me it covers all of your requirements:
- cut/paste not allowed
- keyboard spinning
- always valid
even then, I wouldn't do that just to avoid server validation. :-)
> TAMURA Kent
> Software Engineer, Google
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