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From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 18:29:39 +0200
Message-ID: <20060611182939.pizr3tc02p28gkww@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
Quoting Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>:
>>> One can also say that authors should not have explicit control   
>>> over whether hyperlinks are underlined or not.
>
>> The difference is that underlining is presentation, spell checking   
>> is not.  The functionality of a link cannot be changed with CSS,   
>> likewise spell checking shouldn't either.
>
> Enabling or disabling spell checking doesn't change the functionality
> of an input. It can still be used to submit arbitrary text to the
> server. But misspelled words in an input with spellchecking enabled are
> underlined with a wavy red line (and the underlining style could even
> be changed by CSS), and that's presentation.

And providing alternate suggestions, synonyms et cetera is too? Having  
some kind of "semantic sheets" would be cool I guess for these kind of  
things... I guess it looks like it would fit in CSS because the  
functionality is not strictly needed, but I'm unsure if it's really  
just presentation...


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Sunday, 11 June 2006 09:29:39 UTC

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