[whatwg] Spellchecking proposal #2
mattraymond at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 25 20:39:20 PDT 2006
Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> Spellchecker looks like pure behavioral entity.
people have expressed that having to use script to enable spell checking
is highly undesirable.
> So I would define this as:
> white-space:pre; overflow: auto; ...
> behavior: textarea spellchecker; /* textarea editor and spellchecker
> In htmlayout engine each DOM element can have
> multiple behaviors assigned, so following:
> <textarea id="myeditor">...</textarea>
> will behave as a text area editor with spellchecker using
> style declaration above.
> (in fact behavior:textarea and/or spechecker can be assigned to
> any DOM element with display-role: block, (not only textarea)
> but this is another story)
This looks a lot like an HTML Control (HTC), but it's incorrect if it
is. Remember that binding mechanisms like HTC and XBL are for binding
mechanisms would have to have support in one of those languages.
However, I suspect this is supposed to be a means of using canned
styles built into the browser. While this may be useful is some cases,
there is a danger that this could lead to people trying to reimplement
(X)HTML using CSS/XBL.
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