[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 23588] Add inputmode attribute support, as per XHTML Basic 1.1

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Sat Jul 10 08:26:27 PDT 2010


--- Comment #20 from Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom at w3.org>  2010-07-10 08:26:26 PST ---
-wap-input-format isn't actually supported by most Webkit mobile browsers as far as I know; it isn't supported on the iPhone for sure.

Currently, the iPhone relies on form control names convention (e.g. including phone or zip in the name of the field) to trigger the numerical virtual keypad, which seems suboptimal at best.

I think the inputmode attribute has clearly a role to play to improve keyboard input on mobile devices, esp. with the rise of virtual keyboards.

It used to be part of HTML5, but was removed due to lack of implementations (from what I remember) — so I'm hoping a proposal to implement it won't be blocked by its lack of inclusion in HTML5!

>From what I know, Opera has the infrastructure to implement the inputmode attribute (i.e. it is properly parsed as part of the DOM), but hasn't exposed it in its deployed browsers (yet?).

To summarize, I really hope inputmode is given a chance, and ends up being added to HTML5; I can't count the number of times I wish it was available on Web sites I visit from my mobile devices...

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