[whatwg] Spellchecking mark III

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Tue Dec 30 17:21:56 PST 2008

2008/12/31 timeless <timeless at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 5:20 PM, Kornel Lesiński <kornel at geekhood.net>
> wrote:
> > 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.
> this sounds like something browser vendors need to worry about on
> their own and is not a reason to let web pages do anything about it.

The browser can't know ahead of time that a text field is not supposed to
contain natural-language text.

"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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