[whatwg] Spellchecking mark III

Kornel Lesiński kornel at geekhood.net
Tue Dec 30 07:20:05 PST 2008

On 30.12.2008, at 13:45, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>> I have therefore not added this feature to HTML5 for the time  
>> being. If
>> there is more interest in this feature, please speak up.
> This seems stupid. If I want to have spell-checking, let me. Don't  
> force it off. I don't see any reason to have it forced off, ever.

It's useful for fields that contain non-textual content, e.g. product  
ID, license plate "number", CAPTCHA answer, etc.
Browser would mark these as misspelt, which might be confusing or at  
least distracting.

regards, Kornel

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