[whatwg] Submitting contentEditable Content In A Form

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sat Oct 20 16:55:32 PDT 2012

On Sat, 20 Oct 2012, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 1:23 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > Incidentally, it seems to use a WebKit-specific "plaintext-only" value.
> > Should we spec that? Aryeh? It's filed as:
> >
> >    https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14554
> >
> > If this should involve changes to HTML, let me know.
> In principle, yes, this should be specced.  In practice, it would 
> require extensive changes to the editing spec and a lot of careful 
> thinking, and no one is really working on editing implementations 
> anyway.  Gecko's editor code is in maintenance mode, I haven't received 
> a single piece of feedback ever about editing from IE or Opera people, 
> and WebKit is the one that already implements the feature, so I don't 
> see the effort as being worth the time spent right now.  (I did receive 
> feedback from Opera about selection, but not editing as far as I 
> remember.)
> The same goes for any other proposed editing spec features.  When I see 
> people actually implementing the existing spec, that's when it will make 
> sense for me to spend more of my time adding more stuff to it.  Until 
> then, I might fix bugs, but that's it.

Sounds reasonable.

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