Originally Posted by Philip M
according to http://caniuse.com/#feat=form-validation
, most users last month could expect the full validation set, and pattern is one of the most supported specific features of that.
considering tablets are the #1 wish-list item this year, expect IE to take a big hit by the 31st. i expect the numbers for jan, when they come out in feb, will show at least 2/3 if not 3/4. let's hope!
js should be used to provide graceful degradation.
i guess why code 5 lines when 20 will do right?
i didn't go all out say simply use <input type=date>, that's crazy talk!
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