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HTML5 in the Web browser: HTML5 forms

Mar 09, 2011, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Wayner)

"The newest specs for HTML forms give programmers more control over data input and validation, while offloading much of the work to the browsers

"The changes and enhancements to the form tags are some of the most extensive amendments to the HTML5 standard, offering a wide variety of options that once required add-on libraries and a fair amount of tweaking. All of the hard work that went into building self-checking widgets and the libraries that ensure the data is of the correct format is now being poured into the browser itself. The libraries won't be necessary -- in theory -- because the work will be done seamlessly by all browsers that follow the standard. In practice, we'll probably continue to use small libraries that smooth over slight inconsistencies."

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