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Bug 11107 - Make the expected rendering of datetime controls and number controls clearer
Summary: Make the expected rendering of datetime controls and number controls clearer
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-10-20 14:17 UTC by Henri Sivonen
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:17 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Henri Sivonen 2010-10-20 14:17:05 UTC
Please provide example pictures of possible renderings for a date picker and for a number spinbox. Please make it clear that a date picker doesn't need to expose the ISO date format to the user and that a number field can render a non-point decimal separator to the user.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-12-27 23:35:54 UTC
The lack of examples was unintentional to not bias the initial implementations.

If anyone has any good screen shots of plausible usable date or number controls, though, I'd be happy to eventually add them to the spec. Please attach them to this bug.
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-01-11 23:37:34 UTC
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Status: Rejected.
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: In response to another bug I made it clear that the date picker doesn't need to expose the ISO date format, since that has been a source of confusion. I haven't seen confusion about the other point.

See comment 1, though. While implementations are still new, I think we should avoid having examples. However, if people want examples, and can provide images that show excellent designs (and that would thus at least bias implementations in a positive way), reopen the bug and I'll add them. I'm no UI guy. Marking NEEDSINFO since we need images to proceed.
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:17:44 UTC
mass-move component to LC1