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[whatwg] Spellchecking proposal #2

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 05:26:19 -0400
Message-ID: <449D053B.7000609@earthlink.net>
Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> I'd say that if the user has globally disabled spellchecking, the author  
> should not be able to override this. However, author's ability to  
> explicitly disable spellchecking on some elements is meant to improve  
> usability.

   I might be persuaded to allow an author to specify whether or not to
enable spell checking in the event that the user has not specified the
setting themselves for a specific type of input field. However, if, for
instance, you enable spell checking for address fields, the author
should not be able to turn it off. Furthermore, the user shouldn't have
to know CSS or HTML in order to configure spell checking preferences.
Received on Saturday, 24 June 2006 02:26:19 UTC

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