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[whatwg] Spellchecking proposal #2

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 22:27:43 -0700
Message-ID: <220B49ED-4890-4B09-B5AA-F4FD92C414BD@apple.com>
Strongly agree. :)

dave

On Jun 23, 2006, at 10:09 PM, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>> On Fri, 23 Jun 2006 10:22:34 +0700, Lachlan Hunt  
>> <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
>>> Roughly what percentage of all use cases would you expect  
>>> heuristics and user preferences to give suboptimal results, and  
>>> thus require the author's suggestion?
>> 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.
>
> -- 
> Lachlan Hunt
> http://lachy.id.au/
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