[whatwg] Why do we have <input type='month'> and <input type='week'>?

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Wed Feb 13 06:35:22 PST 2013

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Mounir Lamouri <mounir at lamouri.fr> wrote:

> Regarding week, I still believe that the use cases are pretty weak but
the most important issue is that there is no good UI for this on Mobile

There aren't stock widgets, but this isn't a hard UI problem to solve.  For
example, two panes: a year scroller and a scroller containing a vertical
strip of calendars, where you scroll vertically to the row corresponding
with the week you want to select.

A trickier issue for weeks is which day the week starts on.  To me,
calendar weeks start on Sunday and end on Saturday.  I'd find it weird to
be shown a Monday-aligned calendar, but this is hard to localize, since the
browser can't return anything but Monday-based week numbers.  This would
probably work better if the result was a date, not a week number, so it
could return both Sundays and Mondays, but this might lead to localization

Glenn Maynard

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