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  1. Add ability to type in into input type="date" and input type= "datetime-local"

    Add ability to type in into input type="date" and input type ="datetime-local" as:
    1. By default the range in the datepicker is restricted +/- 100 years which is not always the case
    2. Changing min/max attribute crashes the browser
    3. Overall it would be more user friendly to just type in the value in some case with huge distance between actual and expected value

    The case: actual value 12/31/9999 being change, expected value 12/31/2017 (the one to be changed to)

    42 votes
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      0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 36 votes
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          2 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • <datalist> searches using "contains" instead of "starts with"

          Firefox (since ages) and Chrome (since 08/2016) search datalist items using "contains". However, IE still uses "starts with" to filter datalist items.

          It can easely be tested here:
          http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_datalist

          I think IE should adopt a "contains" approach too to filter items, as it is by far more useful/practical ...and would behave similarly to FF/chrome.

          17 votes
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            0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Full spec support for "accept" in Input Type=File

            Provide full support of the accept attribute in a input type="file"

            https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/forms.html#attr-input-accept

            http://caniuse.com/#feat=input-file-accept

            Allows you to restrict the UX to valid file formats when necessary. Image uploads, PDF's, etc.

            158 votes
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              3 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Implement allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox token for iframe sandbox attribute

              Implement the token allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox for the iframe's sandbox attribute, as described here: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/embedded-content.html#attr-iframe-sandbox. It has use cases for things like maps and advertising publishing.

              24 votes
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                0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support a[download] attribute for data URIs

                The download attribute doesn't appear to be used when downloading a hyperlink containing an href like the following:

                <a id="a" href="blob:E0F5CA16-F4AA-4B18-9A07-BFDD1F0633BD" type="text/plain" download="test.txt">Download</a>

                $('#a').attr('href', URL.createObjectURL(new Blob([data])));

                Instead, the downloaded file gets the filename "E0F5CA16-F4AA-4B18-9A07-BFDD1F0633BD".

                119 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Render <input type="checkbox" > using the Windows 10 style control.

                  Render <input type="checkbox" > using the Windows 10 style control.

                  24 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 180 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support dir="auto"

                      dir="auto" dramatically simplifies dealing with variable and user-generated content whose language is not known.
                      It'd also allow site generators that convert from formats like Markdown to almost automagically support mixed-direction document with almost no changes to the generator — they just has to slap dir=auto all over the place. While not perfect, it's about the best that can be done when the input doesn't contain language information.

                      Doc: http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/#dirauto
                      Spec: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/dom.html#the-dir-attribute
                      Tests: http://www.w3.org/International/tests/repository/html5/the-dir-attribute/results-dir-auto
                      Browser support: Firefox, Chromium, Safari, Opera

                      To be useful for flipped layout, you'd also need to support CSS logical properties e.g. `text-align: start`:
                      https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/257854-microsoft-edge-developer/suggestions/7438435-css-logical-properties

                      Ideally dir="auto" should…

                      31 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Multi lingual string formatting

                        Multi lingual string formatting - when text is rendered within a table cell and direction is set to rtl the text wraps in a ltr centric manner.

                        The text seems to start from the bottom right of the cell and finish at the top left, when it should go from the top right to the bottom left.

                        For example - If I use integer values to show each characters position in a string a left to right string might look like so -
                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
                        when wrapped in a table column with…

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                          0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Meta theme-color

                          Support Meta theme-color for filling the role msapplication-TileColor, bringing back the role of msapplication-navbutton-color (if those meta tags aren't present) and also setting the color of the status bar on Edge Mobile.

                          And maybe something new like changing the color of the tab itself on the Edge browser.

                          45 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • <bdi> element

                            The bdi element represents a span of text that is to be isolated from its surroundings for the purposes of bidirectional text formatting.

                            Spec: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/semantics.html#the-bdi-element

                            Demo: https://jsbin.com/tuxeja/edit?html,output

                            Browser support: Firefox, Chromium, Safari

                            11 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Implement DOM accessKeyLabel

                              Standard specification at https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/interaction.html#dom-accesskeylabel

                              Already implemented in Mozilla Firefox.

                              Implementing this in Microsoft Edge would improve performance for websites using this (such as Wikipedia) by not having to load a polyfill that infers this information based on heuristics such as User-Agent strings and OS information.

                              This is a simple property accessed through the DOM that returns a string representing the keyboard combination used for access keys. This varies from browser to browser and between different operating systems and devices (mostly desktop however).

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Repair work of selectionStart/selectionEnd properties for inputs and textareas

                                The properties selectionStart and selectionEnd work incorrectly. Their values fail to match the real selection state after certain operations with elements (inputs and textareas).
                                Consider a page with an input element (type="text", value="12345", not activeElement). After you call el.setSelectionRange(2,2), what you get is el.selectionStart = 0 although the cursor is positioned correctly.

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix datalist behavior to be standards-compliant

                                  Fix datalist behavior to be standards-compliant (has been an issue since IE10). Refer to http://playground.onereason.eu/2013/04/ie10s-lousy-support-for-datalists/ and http://caniuse.com/#feat=datalist for details.

                                  14 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Additional atributes for reading mode

                                    Hi! I've noticed that the reading wiev of Edge does not by default support rendering pictures and SVG content. Can you consider adding optional HTML attribute for when we WANT the content to be accessible when the user opts to view our page in Reading mode? It would be most helpful for instructions, HowTo's and other content where images are a must.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • autocapitalize attribute

                                      Gives a hint to the virtual keyboard regarding the preferred autocapitalization behaviour.

                                      Proposal: https://github.com/mounirlamouri/html-autocapitalize/blob/master/proposal.md

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Implement hyperlink auditing (aka the ping attribute)

                                        Ever tried copying and pasting a link from a set of Google search results? Here's an example:

                                        https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fconnect.microsoft.com%2Fie%2F&ei=OAPBVLogzdDsBu7KgTA&usg=AFQjCNG2TWRj8pPxQdzWjajPCM1RWkvyRw&sig2=i-4rIaQUpM5oqA139JPc3g&bvm=bv.83829542,d.ZWU

                                        What's going on here? Tracking. Instead of directly being sent to the target URL, we're redirected through http://google.com/url so that Google can record what link is your preference and cater to your searches better in the future.

                                        The ping attribute for hyperlinks aims to make this process more transparent, with additional benefits such as optimising network traffic so the target page loads more quickly, as well as an option to disable sending the pings for more user-friendly privacy.

                                        https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/semantics.html#hyperlink-auditing

                                        23 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Dialog element

                                          This feature would add support for the <dialog> element to create in-page modal windows.

                                          https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/forms.html#the-dialog-element

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