[whatwg] 'datetime-local' and 'datetime' comments

Mounir Lamouri mounir at lamouri.fr
Wed Nov 14 09:23:58 PST 2012

On 13/11/12 09:42, TAMURA, Kent wrote:
> The current UI implementations of Opera, iOS, and Chrome-Android spoil the
> HTML standard. Web authors hardly have motivation to use type=datetime.
> They can add 'UTC' text, and their code can append 'Z' to values easily.
> I agree that the type names are not good.  People must think type=datetime
> is a combination of type=date and type=time. It's not too late to rename
> datetime-local to datetime because the number of type=datetime or
> type=datetime-local in the Web is terribly smaller than the number of
> type=date.

Tamura, do you think Webkit/Chrome can do this change?
Gecko/Mozilla would be willing to implement 'datetime' that way and not
implement 'datetime-local' but having other vendors committed to this
change would be helpful and prevent us from going alone in this path.


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