[whatwg] inputmode attribute

Mounir Lamouri mounir at lamouri.fr
Wed May 29 08:12:55 PDT 2013

On 29/05/13 11:12, Takayoshi Kochi (河内 隆仁) wrote:
> We work on W3C IME API (http://www.w3.org/TR/ime-api/) and we got comment
> from
> Microsoft people that it would be nice to have inputmode attribute in
> conjunction with the API.
> Currently the inputmode attribute is spec'ed as
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/association-of-controls-and-forms.html#input-modalities:-the-inputmode-attribute
> But the mode looks somewhat sparse.
> In the Microsoft's proposal, more modalities are populated:
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/ime-api/raw-file/tip/proposals/IMEProposal.html#inputmode-attribute
> Can we discuss the change here to get this proposal merged to the spec?


A couple of months ago I sent some feedback regarding inputmode [1] and
based on your reply [2] I assumed that you agreed that we should
probably differentiate inputmode and scripts.

However, I see that the IME API isn't making this difference and creates
a lot of inputmode values to be able to handle different scripts. Is
there a specific reason why or is this just in order to follow the HTML



More information about the whatwg mailing list