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Proposal: Input Method Editor API

From: (wrong string) 坊野 博典 <hbono@google.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:12:42 +0900
Message-ID: <AANLkTinuGJTcD3e41tpCPt7TjP-44Gm+PP96t3-CCD3j@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-international@w3.org

I'm Hironori Bono, a software engineer of Google. I would like to
propose adding a new API, IME (Input Method Editor) API to HTML5 APIs,
so we can control an IME associated with the hosting user-agent and
retrieve its detailed information.

I assume this new API is useful for the following use-cases.

* Use Case 1: retrieving the detailed information when receiving a
composition event.

Even though composition events provides basic information of IMEs,
some web applications may need its details (such as clauses, caret
position, etc.) Even though it is an overkill to add these information
to DOM events, it is useful to provide interfaces to retrieve such
detailed information.

* Use Case 2: using IMEs on a web application which uses <canvas> elements.

When a web application which use <canvas> elements implements editing
capabilities, it has difficulties when they manipulate IMEs. For
example, it cannot control the place where it shows IME windows. It is
useful to provide APIs that controls IMEs so developers can implement
more web applications that uses HTML5 capabilities.

I would like to publish a document that describes the details of my
proposal to the URL below:

Would it be possible to give me your thoughts?

Thank you for your interest in advance.

Best regards,

Hironori Bono
E-mail: hbono@google.com
Received on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 02:13:12 UTC

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