How not to sort a list of countries

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A list of flags. Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, UK, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland.

Being from the United Kingdom is hard sometimes. When scrolling through a list of countries, we might be found down the bottom as "UK" or near the top as "Great Britain". Occasionally someone files us under "England" - thus ignoring Wales, Scotland, NI etc. Once in a while, it'll be "The UK". Truly, no one…

<input type="country" />

by @edent | , , | 26 comments | 800 words | Read ~18,282 times.

A screenshot of a list of country flags

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…