[whatwg] Tag Proposal: spelling

Charles Pritchard chuck at jumis.com
Mon Nov 29 12:58:02 PST 2010

Currently, there's no way for an author to markup spelling errors in text.
A [spelling] tag would address that deficiency.

This could be used for a number of reasons, from [sic]-style 
annotations, to conveying to the user that an area is misspelled using 
the same visual cues as contenteditable.

At this point, it'd simply be a semantic element. If there's any 
traction, we could certainly talk about additional attributes or another 
name, such as sic: [sic]misspeld[/sic]

Does the list need further use cases for its consideration?


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