[whatwg] Spellchecking mark III

Křištof Želechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Feb 12 08:15:18 PST 2009

Having interjected words marked as spelling errors is not a failure.  The same phenomenon occurs with proper names and you cannot help that.
The UI you described is inconsistent and it should be fixed.  The control for German should be labeled "Fehlerbeſchreibung" or whatever.
Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org [mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Bil Corry
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:05 PM
To: whatwg at whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Spellchecking mark III

Kristof Zelechovski wrote on 2/12/2009 9:05 AM: 
> Markup for German AND English submissions at the same time, as per your
> request:

In my case, we have a single field, "bug description" that may contain both English and German.  And in some cases, even a pure German bug report may reference the English form fields, such as:

	Legen Sie "City" vor "Postal Code"

In that case, there is no way for a UA or Server to auto-determine the language, even if you're aware the user speaks both German and English.

My suggestion is to leave the lang attribute out of the spec, and let the UA handle it as it wants.

- Bil

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