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The term used for these format-constrained inputs is masked inputs or mask input. Here is a demo which includes a broad range of masks (date, time, phone number, etc). If you Google 'masked input' you will find plenty more examples. http://igorescobar.github.io/jQuery-Mask-Plugin/ And a screenshot for posterity in case the link dies in the future. It ...


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Personally I would validate the form and not allow users to input any more seconds than 59. If the user does, a message should appear informing the user that they should use the minutes field if the value is higher than 59. This way, the user inputs the numbers in the correct format and there is no need to change the way it's formatted. Don't change the user ...


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I am trying to come up with some common terms and definitions that are suitable to use for specification or design documents I don’t think i can come-up with a better suggestion than the one you mentioned "formatted' numeric input field" Its the best possible outcome and I don't think you should worry too much because its long, though you can make ...


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These are units or formats you are talking about. For example a date is a numeric format that consists of three units: years months and days. It will depend on the context which term to use actually. Since the question got edited it is now clear that it is about inputs that guide users to a valid format. In that case guided/guiding inputs could be an ...


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Users have their own reasons of doing what they do When I input 70 seconds on my microwave and hit start it changes to 1 minute and 10 seconds. I hate it. My iPhone tries to help me by formatting phone numbers I type in. I hate that too. Even systems that autocorrect misspelled text for me drive me bonkers. Feel free to put a red squiggly underline ...


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If I understand what you are asking why not just use what is called in HTML - type Why not just go by the actual input type name and call them types The tech name as in <input type="text" The type values/names are pretty clear even to non-developers HTML5 added several new input types: color date datetime datetime-local email month number range ...



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