[whatwg] Decimal comma in numeric input

Jukka K. Korpela jkorpela at cs.tut.fi
Thu Jan 19 16:29:24 PST 2012

2012-01-20 1:19, David Singer wrote:

> What the user enters and sees on screen is a presentational/locale issue

Which one? “Presentational” normally refers to things like layout 
design, colors, fonts, and borders. Locales are something different.

The difference between “1.005” meaning one thousand and five vs. one and 
five thousandths is normally regarded as a locale difference, and nobody 
has suggested that that it should be handled in CSS when it is about 
document content.

Why would things suddenly change when it comes to user interface? 
Besides, there is nothing in CSS as currently defined that even tries to 
address such issues.


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