[whatwg] input type=date

Scott González scott.gonzalez at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 10:53:13 PST 2012

I don't believe so. I also don't think there's any way to do the equivalent
in JavaScript, e.g., asking for a Date object to generate a string
representation in some other locale (aside from UTC).

>From personal experience, I've found that when users need to enter times
for timezones other than their own, the chance of error is high.

2012/1/12 Schalk Neethling <sneethling at mozilla.com>

> yep, that answers my question but, is there any work done to perhaps add
> an attribute where the author can specify the date format they require/want?
> Thanks, Scott
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott González" <scott.gonzalez at gmail.com>
> To: "Schalk Neethling" <sneethling at mozilla.com>
> Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org
> Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:39:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [whatwg] input type=date
> I think the following note answers your question:
> "Note: The format shown to the user is independent of the format used for
> form submission. Browsers are encouraged to use user interfaces that
> present dates according to the conventions of the user's preferred locale."
> -
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/states-of-the-type-attribute.html#date-state-(type=date)
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Schalk Neethling < sneethling at mozilla.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Asked this on IRC and got no response so here goes:
> Is there a way to specify the locale input type=daye should use or does it
> simply use the current locale? If so, does it choose the server locale or
> the user locale?
> Kind Regards,
> Schalk
> Web Developer @ Mozilla

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