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[whatwg] Spellchecking proposal #2

From: Alexey Feldgendler <alexey@feldgendler.ru>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 12:13:21 +0700
Message-ID: <op.tbmwsjs71h6og4@localhost>
On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 12:09:41 +0700, Lachlan Hunt  
<lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:

>>  IMHO we should not rely on unspecified heuristics. In some browsers,  
>> they work rather well, in some they might constantly fail. Leave  
>> heuristics for invalid pages, quirks mode etc -- or document these  
>> heuristics.

> Generally, that's true.  But since spell checking is only a user agent  
> feature intended for the user (it doesn't affect the page or author in  
> any way) and interoperability between one browser's heuristics and  
> another is not required.  Browsers should be allowed to innovate as much  
> as they like so they can come up with the best method that suits their  
> users.

Once again, a CSS/XBL based approach would be better here. Unless  
something is specified explicitly, the user agent can implement any kind  
of logic in its default rules.


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