[whatwg] selection-related IDL attributes and methods and input type
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jun 14 14:02:41 PDT 2011
On Mon, 14 Mar 2011, Mounir Lamouri wrote:
> Currently, the specs say that select(), selectionStart, selectionEnd and
> setSelectionRange() only apply to the input element when the type is
> text, search, url, telephone or password. Obviously, they should also
> apply when type is email .
>  See http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12262
I don't think it's obvious, as noted in that bug. :-)
> But, I'm wondering what should be done for types that should come with a
> widget like date, datetime, datetime-local, time, week, month, number,
> range or color. The resulting widget might have a text field. That's
> even very likely for all time-related and number types. Should those IDL
> attribute and methods apply in that case and be used on the text field?
> or should we just ignore them? Or maybe, we could have them apply
> depending on the UA's widget and not raise an exception when they do not
> apply  and do nothing instead?
>  Actually, that's another issue but I wonder why we raise an
What is the use case here?
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