Bug 100935

Summary: [Meta] BaseDateAndTimeInputType should not inherit from TextFieldInputType
Product: WebKit Reporter: Kent Tamura <tkent>
Component: FormsAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Severity: Normal CC: aberent, jonlee, morrita, olilan
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Bug Depends on: 100910, 101007, 101031, 101038, 101039, 101196, 101722, 101886, 106306    
Bug Blocks: 29359    

Description Kent Tamura 2012-11-01 02:35:32 PDT
We don't represent date/time input types as text fields any more.
Comment 1 Kent Tamura 2012-11-02 07:31:42 PDT
Implementation of Date/time input types in Chromium-Android is hacky. We intercepts input events for the input types at outside of WebKit, and opens date/time pickers provided by Android system.  I guess iOS uses a similar way.

WebCore has interfaces to handle date/time chooser; ChromeClient::openDateTimeChooser, DateTimeChooser, and DateTimeChooserClient.

* Date/time types are not textfields essentially. BaseDateAndTimeInputType should stop inheriting from TextFieldInputType. It wastes memory.  A text block with -webkit-appearance:menulist would be enough.

* Use the existing date/time chooser interfaces, and stop the hack in Chromium-Android.
Comment 2 Hajime Morrita 2012-11-02 07:43:08 PDT
So we are going to eliminate text fields in such input elements for some platforms like Android, right?
That sounds reasonable change.
Comment 3 Kent Tamura 2013-01-11 04:23:48 PST
Completed all of changes.