HTML 5 date/time input field UI on Desktop

Madhava Enros menros at
Fri Jun 12 18:13:14 UTC 2015

Looks like this is one of those things that's been on our general UX
quality list (along with some other input styling issues) for a long time
but that hasn't made it into the "active" zone.

*Bug 1069609* <> - [UX]
Provide specs for desktop layout of date/time inputs

Boriss - thanks for bringing it up; it would be nice not to be behind on

Philipp - can you see where this fits on the UX/front-end quality list?


On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 1:27 PM, Axel Hecht <l10n at> wrote:

> Just to add to the intl/l10n side here, date pickers are hard. It'd be
> good to get the UI design out in the .l10n newsgroup to get some reviews,
> and learn from our experiences on FxOS with the calendar UI there.
> Axel
> On 6/12/15 6:47 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> On 6/12/15 12:41 PM, Gijs Kruitbosch wrote:
>>> It looks like UI-wise, both Edge and Chrome have some kind of UI
>>> internal to the inputbox (displaying the parts of the date with
>>> separators in a locale-aware order, and in Chrome's case spinner UI and
>>> a dropdown arrow)
>> We could totally do that.  It would need work from Gecko, but we can do
>> that.
>> What is hard to do for Gecko here is to do the UI design work to decide
>> what UI we want.  You probably don't want UI designed by me, or most any
>> platform hacker.  ;)  That's the part where we've sort of been asking for a
>> while for someone who _does_ have the requisite UI design expertise to do
>> it.
>> -Boris
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