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Why you should probably avoid using <input type="number" />

The fine folks at GOV.UK:

Until now, the GOV.UK Design System date input component used the HTML element <input type="number" /> to provide a number keypad when a user enters dates.

However, we recently moved away from <input type=”number”> to <input type=”text” inputmode=”numeric” pattern="[0-9]*">

Why the GOV.UK Design System team changed the input type for numbers →

Sounds familiar? That’s because the same recommendation was done in the HTML attributes to improve your users’ two factor authentication experience post πŸ™‚

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