I still continue conversion of various UI components in Collabora Online to "native" HTML widgets. This helps us to get better user experience especially on touch / mobile devices. This time I converted formulabar which is used to edit data in cells in the spreadsheets.
Previous "tunneled" approach had some disadvantages like blurry look under some conditions and cursor position setup depending on a pixel based coordinates. Now it become edit field which is rendered by the browser - so we have always crisp text. Position of the carret is represented as a logical value and also handled by the browser - so on touch devices it is much easier to type.
Here you can see how it looks on a smartphone: