[whatwg] <input type="text" accept="">

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Sun Jun 11 07:54:16 PDT 2006

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Jun 2006 20:11:39 +0700, Lachlan Hunt 
> <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
>>> Maybe features like spellckeching, syntax highlighting and so on 
>>> should be controlled via CSS?
>> No, spell checking is a user agent feature that should be controlled 
>> by the UA and the user.  Authors should have no explicit control over it.
> One can also say that authors should not have explicit control over 
> whether hyperlinks are underlined or not.

The difference is that underlining is presentation, spell checking is 
not.  The functionality of a link cannot be changed with CSS, likewise 
spell checking shouldn't either.

>> Besides, spell checking *is not*  presentation, it is UA functionality 
>> and so it does not belong in the presentation layer.
> Visual elements      <=> Presentation
> Interactive elements <=> Behavior
> I think these are similar relationships.

I don't understand your point here.

> BTW, isn't the "cursor" CSS property about behavior?

What?  How is it?  It just declares the desired presentation of the 
cursor, what behaviour does it have?

Lachlan Hunt

More information about the whatwg mailing list