[whatwg] Spellchecking proposal #2
jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Jun 26 02:28:30 PDT 2006
Gervase Markham wrote:
> Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>> Check spelling:
>> ( ) Never
>> (*) As the page author suggests
>> ( ) Always
This isn't actually strictly necessary at all - one can imagine the
setting being on a per field basis with the author value representing
the default and the user being able to choose via the context menu
(Firefox has a similar system to this but it doesn't seem to remember
your selection between page visits). Of course it's less obvious how
this would override the DOM method so a sufficiently determined author
could reset all the values every few ms using a timer.
> But that really brings out the foolishness of the idea. I can imagine a
> user looking at that option and thinking "Duh - how on earth is the page
> author ever going to know when and how I want spelling checked?"
> What use cases did we come up with where there might be a <textfield> or
> <textfield type="text/plain"> where having spell checking always on
> would cause problems? Surely the worst that could happen would be some
> inappropriate red squiggly underlines. Hardly a disaster.
The only sensible use case that has been suggested so far is for online
email apps which allow > 1 email addresses in an <input type="text"> -
in this case none of the text will be recognized by the spellchecker vs.
an <input type="text"> which contains an email subject line, which
should be spellchecked.
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