[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 59693] [Feature Request] Need SpellCheck API

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Wed Jul 27 14:00:01 PDT 2011


--- Comment #46 from Dimitri Glazkov (Google) <dglazkov at chromium.org>  2011-07-27 14:00:00 PST ---
(In reply to comment #45)
> Natural language handling is notoriously hard, and i18n team can have input that you and I may not envision.

At this point, the API is pretty simplistic: it just lets Web Apps to add/remove squigglies to text using ranges. But it does make sense to consider i18 implications. Bono-san, can you provide some insight here? 

> > What makes it so special?
> I did not claim that the feature is so special. It's not exceedingly trivial, and I agree with Sam that it's fair to ask for it to advance further in standards track.

I don't understand why. Consider fullscreen API. It hasn't advanced anywhere in the standards track, has a few unresolved issues (like event handling when in full screen), and yet it's in a shipping browser, enabled by default. Furthermore, it was first announced on whatwg list _after_ it was landed in nightlies.

Why can't Bono-san do something similar? It seems he's done a bit more prior work, like proposed the API on public-webapps and adjusted it according to feedback received.

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