inputmode=email causes mobile devices to add the @ key to the onscreen touch keyboard. Perfect for TaskPaper tags! Parentheses are still cumbersome, though. So what if tags could use a single period between the tag name and value? Like this:
- I chose period because this key is also on the mobile onscreen keyboard. Although less convenient, another separator could be used.
- This tag style cannot include periods in the name, but periods can be included in the value.
- This syntax doesn’t need to be explicitly closed so it’s slightly shorter at the cost of values containing whitespace.
- This syntax could be added to work along side the current @tag(value) syntax.
Are there any other disadvantages/advantages to this syntax?
I attached samples of the email inputmode keyboards (iOS stock, iOS gBoard, Android stock). The @ and . keys are on the portrait mode keyboards, too. You can try these keyboards yourself at: https://inputmodes.com/