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lanceanz

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#91788 20-Oct-2011 11:18
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If you have a 3G iPad with a Vodafone prepaid plan you'll most likely be going to their "/ipad" page to review your data usage and to top-up your account. This has been working fine for me. Last week I updated my iPad 2 to iOS 5. Yesterday I went onto the Vodafone page to top-up my account:

I enter my credit card number and move to the next field. When I do this my number is formatted with commas and rounded! For example, enter 1234123412341234, move to the next field and the number changes to 1,234,123,412,341,230. Use "1236" as the last group and it rounds up to "1,240". The year is also formatted with a comma. End result, I cannot top-up my account through the usual page. Fortunately Vodafone added my iPad to my cellphone account, so I was able to add funds using my PC. I have tried playing with the internationalisation settings on my iPad, but it didn't resolve things.

I've reported this to Vodafone and they've spoken to Apple tech support. Apple wants to talk to me. Just thought I'd post this here in case other iPad owners are running into the same problem.

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johnr
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  #535521 20-Oct-2011 11:20
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Thanks I will pass this post onto the guys that look after it

John

 
 
 

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lanceanz

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  #535569 20-Oct-2011 12:32
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Thanks John. I phoned Apple, as requested by the Vodafone rep. The Apple rep discussed it with her colleagues and asked me to request Vodafone looks into the web page. If they find it is an iOS 5 Safari issue they can contact Apple tech support directly. I've texted that information back to the Vodafone rep along with the Apple case number.

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  #535579 20-Oct-2011 12:59
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lanceanz: Thanks John. I phoned Apple, as requested by the Vodafone rep. The Apple rep discussed it with her colleagues and asked me to request Vodafone looks into the web page. If they find it is an iOS 5 Safari issue they can contact Apple tech support directly. I've texted that information back to the Vodafone rep along with the Apple case number.


Can you also please PM me those details



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  #535595 20-Oct-2011 13:42
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Easily Explained :-)

form input type = number on safari

See an example of this..

http://www.unlockit.co.nz/aa.php

on Safari (iOS5) input fields of type number are auto formatted with commas :-)

Not really a bug on Safari but Vodafone will have to change their form to type = "text" instead of type = "number"

there is no way of turning the "auto formatting" off as far as I know :-(

johnr
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  #535599 20-Oct-2011 13:50
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I can confirm the correct team is already working on it

lanceanz

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  #535608 20-Oct-2011 14:04
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Thanks John. I PM'd you the details. Impressed that Vodafone is on to this so quickly.

LennonNZ - thanks for that. Interesting. I suspect there'll be quite a few web pages around that won't like this behaviour.

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  #535683 20-Oct-2011 16:59

Should be fixed now, thanks for pointing it out :)

Yes, the horrid WebKit type="number" issue.. I wish they'd follow the spec where it states no formatting should take place ;) Saw this appearing in the Chrome dev builds and now it's made its way to iOS

Easily worked around, for anyone interested using a pattern attribute on the field will also cause the iPhone to use numeric keyboard (no decimals though) on type="text"



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#535685 20-Oct-2011 17:03
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cranz: Should be fixed now, thanks for pointing it out :)

Yes, the horrid WebKit type="number" issue.. I wish they'd follow the spec where it states no formatting should take place ;) Saw this appearing in the Chrome dev builds and now it's made its way to iOS

Easily worked around, for anyone interested using a pattern attribute on the field will also cause the iPhone to use numeric keyboard (no decimals though) on type="text"


Thanks Cranz awesome work,

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#535688 20-Oct-2011 17:04
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lanceanz: Thanks John. I PM'd you the details. Impressed that Vodafone is on to this so quickly.



Fixed now by Cranz (Jon is the Vodafone web Guru)


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  #535703 20-Oct-2011 17:22
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johnr:
cranz: Should be fixed now, thanks for pointing it out :)

Yes, the horrid WebKit type="number" issue.. I wish they'd follow the spec where it states no formatting should take place ;) Saw this appearing in the Chrome dev builds and now it's made its way to iOS

Easily worked around, for anyone interested using a pattern attribute on the field will also cause the iPhone to use numeric keyboard (no decimals though) on type="text"


Thanks Cranz awesome work,


Yea..

<input type="text" pattern="[0-9]*" />
instead of
<input type="number" /> 

lanceanz

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  #535807 20-Oct-2011 20:15
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Thanks johnr, and cranz for implementing the updated page so quickly.

Lance

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