[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #17863: HTML5 input type=number in admin settings

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Fri Dec 30 06:40:49 UTC 2011

#17863: HTML5 input type=number in admin settings
 Reporter:  niallkennedy    |       Owner:  georgestephanis
     Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Administration  |     Version:
 Severity:  minor           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch     |

Comment (by georgestephanis):

 Replying to [comment:12 azaozz]:

 The purpose for this isn't to add in some additional styling for input
 types, it's to use the input types themselves.  The only reason styling
 was mentioned is that (I believe) Webkit adds some undesired styling to
 input `type="number"` that needs to be compensated for.

 One of the primary advantages of using type="url" type="email" type="tel"
 and type="number" is that on mobile devices (tablets/phones) that have
 soft keyboards will normally provide the user a custom keyboard based on
 the input field type.  Phone numbers get a phone keypad.  Emails normally
 have the `@` sign included in the keyboard somewhere.  URLs may have a
 `.com` button included.

 In doing this, it will make the admin panel a _lot_ more user-friendly for
 people on mobile devices, as well as the summum bonum-s of being more
 semantic and forward thinking without sacrificing -any- backwards
 compatibility.  This is purely progressive enhancement.  Nothing
 whatsoever will display worse than existing in older versions of IE.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/17863#comment:13>
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