[whatwg] <input type=number> without keyboard editing

timeless timeless at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 15:24:55 PST 2010

> Interesting.  I'm pretty sure I've seen pages that would break as a
> result...  I guess we'll see when a browser tries to do that.

from memory, microb did things like this, and it did break sites :).

such breakage is unfortunate, and the lack of flexibility/ability for
browser vendors to innovate is unfortunate.

> The problem with breaking scripts is that it might cause a UA to not be able
> to ship the feature at all if it breaks existing content.  That's why the
> risk of breaking scripts is pretty important (my UA developer's hat on,
> etc).


personally, i'd favor the content developer use <select> (as mentioned
repeatedly in this thread).

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