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Re: [whatwg] Submitting contentEditable Content In A Form

From: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 19:37:13 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKA+Axm+9kaVYCgQ1yKvWv994No+s-rg3wTVZPRFA-YYQLku_w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 1:23 AM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> Incidentally, it seems to use a WebKit-specific "plaintext-only" value.
> Should we spec that? Aryeh? It's filed as:
>
>    https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14554
>
> If this should involve changes to HTML, let me know.

In principle, yes, this should be specced.  In practice, it would
require extensive changes to the editing spec and a lot of careful
thinking, and no one is really working on editing implementations
anyway.  Gecko's editor code is in maintenance mode, I haven't
received a single piece of feedback ever about editing from IE or
Opera people, and WebKit is the one that already implements the
feature, so I don't see the effort as being worth the time spent right
now.  (I did receive feedback from Opera about selection, but not
editing as far as I remember.)

The same goes for any other proposed editing spec features.  When I
see people actually implementing the existing spec, that's when it
will make sense for me to spend more of my time adding more stuff to
it.  Until then, I might fix bugs, but that's it.
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