Recently, Lea Verou asked an important question about whether HTML should have a standardised way of letting users select a country from a list.
HTML Idea: <input type="country"> which would become a searchable dropdown with all countries and their flags.
Wouldn't that be awesome?
— Lea Verou (@LeaVerou) October 21, 2017
You can read through the conversation and make your own mind up (while also marvelling at the witless mansplainers) - but I'd like to give you my considered take on it.
(Disclaimer - I'm an editor on the HTML 5.3 spec and I work for the UK Government. This is a personal blog post and doesn't represent the views of my employers, associates, or friends.)
... read the whole story at shkspr.mobi.