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Input this - input that, HTML5 new input types

We are used to inputting types like "submit", "radio" or "hidden" but these days there are more components that are so common that are part of almost every web framework out there no matter if it is in Java, Ruby, Python or any other language. I'll give a short overview of what is being added in HTML5. The current state of them is that well... they sort of work, basically not all of the features are supported in all the modern browsers or IE.
Opera seems to support most of them and they have some good initial look there.

Date selection related. Many times you need to create or integrate some control that will be a date-time picker, I've done this way too often and I'm sure that you also have. But why should we do something like this, this should be part of HTML and we should just style it with CSS. HTML5 makes this very simple with the date input types.
<input type="datetime" /> <input type="datetime-local" /> &…