[whatwg] input type=barcode?

Mounir Lamouri mounir at lamouri.fr
Thu Aug 30 08:07:56 PDT 2012

On 08/27/2012 07:01 PM, Andy Davies wrote:
> On 27 August 2012 20:25, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> Yes, something like that.  In terms of the table in the spec:
>> Keyword: barcode
>> State: Barcode
>> Fallback State: Default
>> Description: Text input in the user's locale, with keys to activate
>> the system's built-in barcode reader to retrieve a value instead.
> When you say "barcode" I'm presuming you're referring to barcode in
> all it's forms e.g. barcode, QR code, datamatrix etc?
> Some of these can contain up to 4,000 characters but many imagers have
> problems reading them.

If that's the case, a full widget might make sense and in that case, we
would need an new input type instead of a new inputmode value.


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