[whatwg] Spellchecking proposal #2

Strongly agree. :)


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/

Received on Friday, 23 June 2006 22:27:43 UTC