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[whatwg] Spellchecking mark III

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 14:22:44 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600812301722i5ba23be0oc05fad8919c92626@mail.gmail.com>
2008/12/31 Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni at gmail.com>

> 2008/12/30 timeless <timeless at gmail.com>
>
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 5:20 PM, Kornel Lesi?ski <kornel at geekhood.net>
>> wrote:
>> > It's useful for fields that contain non-textual content, e.g. product
>> ID,
>> > license plate "number", CAPTCHA answer, etc.
>> > Browser would mark these as misspelt, which might be confusing or at
>> least
>> > distracting.
>>
>> this sounds like something browser vendors need to worry about on
>> their own and is not a reason to let web pages do anything about it.
>>
>
> maybe we could just say that spellchecking is disabled when type is not
> text (for email, uri and number you have validation) and when a pattern
> attribute is specified
>

That handles some cases, but not others --- e.g. text boxes that contain
program code.

Rob
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