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[whatwg] Spellchecking proposal #2

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 17:48:29 -0700
Message-ID: <999456EE-8047-4DDE-8A73-7FADE77FCFA5@apple.com>
The only time spell checking matters is when the user is the one  
creating the content (not the author).  It doesn't make any sense to  
spell check non-editable content that the user didn't even create.   
If the content is editable, then spell checking should just be left  
up to the preference of the user who is editing the content.  I  
really don't see the point of this feature being included in markup.   
If Mozilla wants it, fine, but I don't think it should be in HTML5.

dave
(hyatt at apple.com)

On Jun 22, 2006, at 5:42 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> I'd be happy without the attribute at all, but Mozilla is going to  
> have
> something to enable/disable this feature from markup, and they  
> wanted to
> have a spec for it so they asked WHATWG to provide a strawman. I  
> figure
> it's better to have a spec and an implementation than just an
> implementation...
>
> -- 
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