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[whatwg] Review of the 3.16 section and the HTMLInputElement interface

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 00:14:41 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811120014110.1041@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 11 Nov 2008, Samuel Santos wrote:
> >> On Thu, 6 Nov 2008, Samuel Santos wrote:
> >> >
> >> > If changing the button text can be a security issue (e.g. induce 
> >> > the user to an action that he's not aware of), we can come up with 
> >> > some solutions.
> >> >
> >> > What about allowing the Author to change the control's locale? By 
> >> > doing so, the UA can then render the button with the same locale as 
> >> > the application without compromising the security.
> >>
> >> It seems like browsers should do this already based on the lang="" 
> >> attribute. I recommend asking browser vendors to implement this.
> >
> > @lang will definitively fix the problem if browsers are willing to 
> > implement it.
> 
> Ian, can I ask you to please check this with browser vendors?

I don't think the problem is worth fixing, so I'm probably not the best 
person to convince them. :-)

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