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[Bug 19037] New: Browsers use customizable dictionaries to correct spelling and tend to mark some names as wrong, that it shouldn't. Maybe each website can inform the browser of words/names it expects to be used and add it (in the scope of that page) to the exceptions. If

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Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:57:51 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19037

           Summary: Browsers use customizable dictionaries to correct
                    spelling and tend to mark some names as wrong, that it
                    shouldn't. Maybe each website can inform the browser
                    of words/names it expects to be used and add it (in
                    the scope of that page) to the exceptions. If
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, john@nextraweb.com,
                    ayg@aryeh.name, mounir.lamouri@gmail.com


This was was cloned from bug 11592 as part of operation LATER convergence.
Originally filed: 2010-12-23 00:41:00 +0000

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 #0   contributor@whatwg.org                          2010-12-23 00:41:06 +0000 
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Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/complete.html#top

Comment:
Browsers use customizable dictionaries to correct spelling and tend to mark
some names as wrong, that it shouldn't.

Maybe each website can inform the browser of words/names it expects to be used
and add it (in the scope of that page) to the exceptions.

If you can respond; has this been suggested?


Posted from: 190.166.124.163
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 #1   John Drinkwater                                 2011-01-13 15:39:33 +0000 
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How would you propose such a thing, using a datalist linked to the textfield?
What happens if the user isn’t in the same language? should the word list just
be for names? Can imagine it may be useful for a code editor to validate
keywords, but then the javascript route is more common.
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 #2   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2011-02-16 09:18:56 +0000 
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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: none yet
Rationale: Providing a custom site-specific dictionary is an interesting idea.
I'm marking this bug LATER for now since we're waiting for browsers to catch up
with implementing the features we've already added before adding more, but
we'll revisit this at some point when looking at the various spell checking
feature requests we've received.
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