[whatwg] Spellchecking mark III

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue Dec 30 03:55:58 PST 2008

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:38:42 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> In 2006 I proposed the following spec for a spellcheck="" attribute,
> based on requests from the Google engineers then working on Firefox:
>    http://www.damowmow.com/playground/spellcheck.txt
> The same engineers have since implemented this feature in Chrome also,  
> and
> Google does use this attribute on its sites. However, the attribute has
> seen very little interest outside of Google, with just a handful of sites
> using it, primarily in dyanamic editor libraries.
> I have therefore not added this feature to HTML5 for the time being. If
> there is more interest in this feature, please speak up.

Opera wants to support this feature as well in due course, so I don't  
think we would mind it being added to HTML5. Does it being in Chrome mean  
it is also WebKit? If so, together with Firefox support, seems like a  
compelling reason to add the feature.

Anne van Kesteren

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