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

TAMURA, Kent tkent at chromium.org
Thu Nov 15 16:59:39 PST 2012

I think I can do it for WebKit if WHATWG specification and W3C
specification are changed so.

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:23 AM, Mounir Lamouri <mounir at lamouri.fr> wrote:
> 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.

> Cheers,
> --
> Mounir

Software Engineer, Google

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