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Re: [css3-ui] reconsidering ime-mode (Issue 40, and 35 39)

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:06:28 +0100
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> On 06 Dec 2014, at 11:45, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
> 
> 
>> On 06 Dec 2014, at 06:49, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> 
>> On 12/04/2014 08:39 PM, Koji Ishii wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 6:22 AM, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> wrote:
>>>> Florian wrote:
>>>>> All in all, ime-mode is at its core a desktop only, windows centric feature
>>>>> targeted at monolingual CJK speakers. While arguably useful in some contexts
>>>>> if we didn't have anything else, I don't believe it is a good way forward
>>>>> for the web platform[.]
>>>> Agreed; let's kill it.
>>> Agreed.
>> 
>> I also agree.
>> 
>> My only question is, to what extent is that possible?
> 
> It certainly got some use, as windows desktop machines running IE haven't exactly been a rare thing during the last 15 years. But:
> - without cross browser or cross platform support, sites couldn't completely depend on it
> - if it fails to work where expected, it may be somewhat inconvenient for users, but as switching the IME on or off is something users routinely do themselves, no site can become unusable due to this.
> 
> I suspect that browsers that currently support it in some form will keep that support, so probably nothing that currently works will break anyway. But we should not encourage this to spread, and (author/vendor/standardizer) efforts should be directed to the HTML attributes instead.

Any other opinions? Especially interested in Microsoft, since this is feature comes from IE.

 - Florian
Received on Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:06:52 UTC

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