Back on HTML5, section 188.8.131.52.13 defines a number state for inputs. The traditional input for numbers you see inside of OS is a spinbox, a text box containing a number with a set of up and down arrows beside it which allow you to use your mouse to change the input (iirc some OS even let you use the up and down arrow keys).
So far there are two implementations of the number input, in Opera in and WebKit.
Opera gives you a spinner input and lets you use the arrow keys, and in the iPhone OS WebKit optimises the keyboard by placing the numbers at the default top row (why they don't give you one of those nice fancy slot machine style number inputs they worked so hard on is beyond me).[Read more...]