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

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Sun Jun 11 09:29:39 PDT 2006

Quoting Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>:
>>> 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.
> Enabling or disabling spell checking doesn't change the functionality
> of an input. It can still be used to submit arbitrary text to the
> server. But misspelled words in an input with spellchecking enabled are
> underlined with a wavy red line (and the underlining style could even
> be changed by CSS), and that's presentation.

And providing alternate suggestions, synonyms et cetera is too? Having  
some kind of "semantic sheets" would be cool I guess for these kind of  
things... I guess it looks like it would fit in CSS because the  
functionality is not strictly needed, but I'm unsure if it's really  
just presentation...

Anne van Kesteren

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