It appears some of my website's users are experiencing issues when attempting to insert values into input fields of type number with the step attribute set.
I am using Django 1.6 to render the forms to HTML.
The number fields map to an underlying DecimalField model field with max_digits=25 and decimal_places=5
This results in the following example html being rendered for the number field:
<input type="number" value="" step="0.00001" name="quantity" id="id_quantity">
The step attribute I know is not yet supported in FireFox but is in Opera, Chrome, Safari and IE10+
Everything works fine in all browsers except IE10 and IE11. In the above example the maximum range that can be entered is -227 to 227 in IE10 and IE11. If I try to enter a lower or greater value (respectively) than this I get a 'You must enter a valid value' error and cannot submit the form.
According to http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_input_step.asp
The step attribute specifies the legal number intervals for an element.
Example: if step="3", legal numbers could be -3, 0, 3, 6, etc.
So in my user's example they were attempting to enter 20000 as the value which failed in IE10 and IE11. If my calculations are correct 20000 falls correctly into an interval of 0.00001
Has anyone else encountered a similar problem, have I done something wrong or is this a bug in IE10 and IE11?
Any thoughts, comments or answers welcome. In the meantime I will be forced into providing my usual solution to affected users by suggesting they use a browser that works.