[uf-discuss] input microformats for auto-filling forms

Toby Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Sat Feb 19 13:30:17 PST 2011

On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:49:11 -0500
Stephen Paul Weber <singpolyma at singpolyma.net> wrote:

>> <input type="vcard">  
> Interesting, but invalid and does not have a good fallback mechanism.

Most things are invalid when they're first proposed. Unknown input
types are generally treated as type="text" by browsers, which is not
a great fallback, but perhaps usable. 

Sites adopting type="vcard" early would just need to be prepared to
accept free-form contact data occasionally - but only from clients with
scripting disabled, as type="vcard" can be implemented in Javascript...


Toby A Inkster
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