[whatwg] Form input element for value-unit pairs
dresende at thinkdigital.pt
Wed Mar 9 03:24:16 PST 2011
This is just a numeric input. It has a unit, just like a monetary
value, but besides that it's just a number. Maybe a numeric input should
have some type of formatting to proper show the unit (prefix/suffix,
decimals places, decimal sep., ...).
On Sat, 5 Mar 2011 18:26:52 +0100, Christoph Päper wrote:
> Imagine a richt text processor done in HTML5. If you want to select
> the font size (of a template or class, of course) how would you do
> Standalone word processors usually have a combo field that lets the
> user enter a number
> possibly adding controls for increasng and decreasing
> ± ↕
> or they may allow the user to select one of the predefined
> recommended or frequent values.
> [12 ↓]
> These are commonly using, without explicitly mentioning it, the magic
> unit ‘point’, which users usually don’t know, especially if they’re
> not from the US and are not trained typographers.
> In other places, software interface designers honor the variety of
> absolute and relative (length) units by introducing a widget that
> bears the number and the unit symbol,
> [12 pt]±
> which can both be changed, although not independently.
> ‘pt’→‘px’ ⇒ [12 px] not [16 px]
> Some implementations are even broken in that they accept many unit
> symbols, but always autoconvert (and round) to a preferred unit.
> [4 mm] → [11.34 pt]
> Thus, would it make sense to add another new type for the ‘input’
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