HTML 5 date/time input field UI on Desktop

Anne van Kesteren annevk at
Thu Jun 18 07:08:48 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 8:08 AM, Bram Pitoyo <bram at> wrote:
> CSS styling of the widget: how much could websites style it, and
> if so, then what parts can be styled?

This is not defined by the specification. In general styling of form
controls is a giant mess. An initial take that does not allow for
styling but could be extended to allow for it using pseudo-elements
seems sufficient. Those that want full control over rendering would
never use the builtin element anyway.

If someone has the cycles to figure out coherent form control styling
though that would be great. The web badly needs it. Especially for
accessibility it's a huge pain that everyone creates their own
controls out of a set of <div> elements.


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