[whatwg] Textarea Wishlist

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 25 15:08:40 PDT 2004

On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Edmund Lai wrote:
> I mentioned button because the implementation that do spell check always 
> have a button. Of course that is because it is now done by server. If it 
> is done by browser, then it is possible to do it in the browser menu and 
> skip the button. Getting rid of a button that takes up real estate in 
> the web page is good.


> However, by the same reasoning we should worry about the buttons in 
> REPEAT. If someone want to have full manipulation on the rows of REPEAT, 
> there can be add, remove, moveup, movedown buttons for each row. That is 
> a lot of real estates.

The difference is that the author will typically want to control where the 
buttons go for the repeat case, and may even want to hook into them, etc, 
whereas in the spelling checker case, all <textarea>s should just have 
native support and the site need never worry about it.

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