[whatwg] Maxlength attribute on input[type=number]

Steve Hoeksema steve at kotiri.com
Thu Jun 27 14:42:34 PDT 2013


The current whatwg standard [1] states that maxlength is not a valid attribute for input[type=number].

I built a form and tested it in Firefox, which honours the maxlength attribute, and then found that Chrome did not.

I thought this was a bug, so I reported it to Chromium [2], who determined it was not a bug and referred me to whatwg.

I'm wondering if there is a rationale for not supporting maxlength on a number field, and if not, how I can go about having the standard changed?



[1] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-input-element.html#input-type-attr-summary
[2] https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=253798

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