[whatwg] Decimal comma in numeric input

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 14:56:45 PDT 2011

2011/4/14 Oldřich Vetešník <vetesnik at mrmil.cz>:
> I am afraid that if the decimal separator (in rendering) doesn't behave the
> way people expect it to, it will mean web developers will have to deal with
> clients saying "We wan't to be able to enter a comma." The "dealing" might
> mean not using <input type="number"> at all, which is something we might not
> want...

I didn't read the whole thread, but: authors with specific needs will
always want to roll their own inputs for most of these things, and
that's fine.  If <input type=number> satisfies 80% of the use-cases,
that's fine.  As more authors start using the new input types, we'll
get feedback about what the most-requested features are, and we can
consider adding them at that time.  Trying to add more features to the
new form stuff is premature when we only have one really good
implementation (IMO: Gecko's), and that implementation is partial.
The time to talk about new features is when we have some amount of
stability and interoperability in existing features.

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