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HTML5: All about Web Forms  

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1:15 PM Sunday
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Even More HTML5 (Sunday)
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<p>HTML forms have been the bane of web developers for years. Not anymore! </p> <p>With HTML5 you may learn to love forms. Imagine a day when you can validate a form without any JavaScript. Date pickers, place holder text, pattern matching, required fields, auto focus, error handling, all without JavaScript? That day is not as far off as you think. In this session we’ll discuss new to HTML5 form input types and attributes. We can’t promise that you’ll love creating web forms, but you will gain a new, exciting appreciation.</p> <p>We’ll learn all about creating dynamic web forms with form validation without the use of javascript. Topics covered include:</p> <ul><li> The new HTML5 input types</li> <li> Controlling what keyboard types gets displayed on touch keyboards, including the iPad and iPhone, </li><li> Placeholder Attribute: Adding native placeholder text and clearing on focus </li><li> Native form validation: Error messages with no javascript </li><li> Date & time input types: The jQuery datepicker, without jQuery. </li><li> Providing focus to a form element, including focus on invalid input without javascript. </li><li> CSS & Forms: Stylizing form elements based on current states of required and invalid </li><li> Pattern attribute – Pattern matching for form input: with regular expressions and no javascript </li><li>element and list attribute- providing autosuggest on inputs, again no javascript.</li></ul> <p>Browsers are beginning to support HTML5 web forms. In this session we’ll learn how to implement them.</p>

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Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl started her professional life in architecture, then managed teen health programs. In 2000, she took the natural step of becoming a web standardista. She has consulted for Kodakgallery, Yahoo! and Apple, among others. Estelle provides tutorials and detailed grids of CSS3 and HTML5 browser support in her blog at She is the author of Mobile HTML5 (O'Reilly, January 2012) and HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World (Sitepoint, May 2011). While not coding, she works in construction, de-hippifying her 1960's throwback abode.
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