[whatwg] <input type=number> without keyboard editing
tkent at chromium.org
Sun Oct 31 19:31:19 PDT 2010
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.
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?
Software Engineer, Google
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