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[Bug 13431] New: 7.6 Spelling and Grammar checking must include support for designMode

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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:27:07 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-13431-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13431

           Summary: 7.6 Spelling and Grammar checking must include support
                    for designMode
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: schwer@us.ibm.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


7.6 Spelling and Grammar checking, Spelling and Grammar checking should be made
available for designMode as well. By mentioning only the contenteditable
attribute when referring to a editing host the text gives the inference that
designMode is not applicable when in fact the entire document becomes an
editing host.

This text:

"User agents can support the checking of spelling and grammar of editable text,
either in form controls (such as the value of textarea elements), or in
elements in an editing host (using contenteditable)."

Should change to: "User agents can support the checking of spelling and grammar
of editable text, either in form controls (such as the value of textarea
elements), or in elements in an editing host (using contenteditable or
designMode)."

Justification: people with disabilities simply see the document in an editing
mode. They don't know that it is a contenteditable section or designMode
section. Although neither of these features need be turned on users will want
to be able to use either of these two functions for both instances. Spelling
and grammar checking support should be the same.

This is a consistency discussion for both developers and end users. Note:
although the accessibility task force understands this problem is not limited
to accessibility we are filing it as such as it is something that came out of
the accessibility task force.

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