[whatwg] input type=barcode?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 27 10:56:56 PDT 2012

On Wed, 3 Aug 2011, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 8:50 AM, Randy <randy at prowebdesign.nl> wrote:
> > On top of that, the vast majority of these readers just translate it 
> > back to text. It's just another input "device", as barcodes are fixed 
> > (and sometimes standardized) fonts.
> True, so this is perhaps closer to an IME hint, as has been suggested 
> for a couple of other input types.

Do you mean something like inputmode=barcode? Can you elaborate on how 
that would work? It's an intriguing idea, but I'm not sure I follow quite 
how to specify it.

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