[Bug 13878] New: spellcheck default state poorly defined


           Summary: spellcheck default state poorly defined
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: glenn@skynav.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

The current text in 7.6 states "The default state indicates that the element is
to act according to a default behavior, possibly based on the parent element's
own spellcheck state."

This text refers to "a default behavior". Exactly which default behavior is

If it is intended to be UA implementation dependent, then it should state that.
However, that leaves things rather ambiguous. I would suggest coupling the
default state to an explicit value, e.g., 'false', or something more specific
that is currently specified "possibly based on the parent element's own
spellcheck state".

The absence of a better definition of default state reduces testability and

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Received on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 17:21:07 UTC