Date input element does not allow direct input

Confirmed Issue #4368372 • Assigned to Bogdan B.


Aug 25, 2015
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

Find a HTML5 date input field and attempt to type an address. Bonus: try inputting 1950 for the date using just keyboard/mouse.
For example,,js,output

Expected Results:

Expected: User should be able to type into the field.

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Mara P.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Sermet I.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Rossen A.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Rossen A.” to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    • This seems like a pretty significant issue to be unresolved for almost two years - maybe it has been moved elsewhere?

    • This is also an issue with

    • This is also an issue with “time” input type.

    • This is still a problem and MS are the only browser who haven’t resolved - on all others, the field can take direct entry from the keyboard.

      If it’s been moved, then please let us know MS and if not, then what’s the resolution please?

    • Would also like to see this fixed. This also prevents one from being able to select any date more than 100 years in the past or future. Complete oversight.

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