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[whatwg] Spellchecking mark III

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:45:55 +0000
Message-ID: <DAD4B7D1-FC53-449D-8B91-EF4BE6C0232D@googlemail.com>

On 30 Dec 2008, at 11:38, Ian Hickson wrote:

> In 2006 I proposed the following spec for a spellcheck="" attribute,
> based on requests from the Google engineers then working on Firefox:
>   http://www.damowmow.com/playground/spellcheck.txt
> The same engineers have since implemented this feature in Chrome  
> also, and
> Google does use this attribute on its sites. However, the attribute  
> has
> seen very little interest outside of Google, with just a handful of  
> sites
> using it, primarily in dyanamic editor libraries.
> I have therefore not added this feature to HTML5 for the time being.  
> If
> there is more interest in this feature, please speak up.

This seems stupid. If I want to have spell-checking, let me. Don't  
force it off. I don't see any reason to have it forced off, ever.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 05:45:55 UTC

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