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"inputmode" incorrectly flagged as "removed from HTML5.1" in HTML5.2 #1015

tidoust opened this Issue Sep 13, 2017 · 4 comments


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tidoust commented Sep 13, 2017

In the list of changes since HTML5.1, the HTML5.2 specification states that the inputmode attribute "was removed from HTML 5.1 for lack of implementation, and may be removed from HTML 5.2 if not implemented".

I understand that there are on-going discussions (#269 and #893) to remove that attribute, but it was not removed from HTML 5.1, AFAICT, and is still present in HTML 5.1 second edition as well.

(Also note the minor style hiccup for the text of the datetime in that change section due to the use of <dt> instead of <dd>)


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LJWatson commented Sep 13, 2017

Thanks @tidoust. Do you happen to have tests and/or know what the current implementation state is for this?


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chaals commented Sep 13, 2017

That seems like a straight error - as far as I know there isn't working implementation in a modern browser (although it has been implemented in multiple browsers in the past) and it should have been removed - as it should for HTML 5.2 PR.

tidoust added a commit to tidoust/media-web-roadmap that referenced this issue Sep 13, 2017

Move inputmode attribute to the list of discontinued features
Exchanges with the Web Platform Working Group suggest that the attribute should
already have been removed from HTML:

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tidoust commented Sep 14, 2017

@LJWatson I do not have tests to offer, but trying the numeric value on different browsers indeed shows that the attribute is basically not supported anywhere.


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LJWatson commented Sep 14, 2017

Thanks @tidoust. @cynthia can you remove this from the 5.2 spec? Ta.

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