[Bug 13397] New: i18n-ISSUE-78: Spellchecking in editors and sc services


           Summary: i18n-ISSUE-78: Spellchecking in editors and sc
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: public-i18n-core@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

7.6 Spelling and grammar checking

On behalf of the i18n WG.

The spellcheck attribute currently is limited to user-edited text.

It would be useful to have some way of identifying content that should not be
spellchecked in an editor or by an automated spellchecking service. 

It would seem most intuitive to use the same attribute for this, but more
carefully distinguish between the case where the user agent is dealing with
user editable text and non-user-editable text, if necessary.  On the other
hand, perhaps a different attribute would keep the two different usages

(Browsers should also consider the language set by the lang (or xml:lang)
attribute when choosing which content to check.  It is very useful if the
editor or service ignores content that is not in the language of the currently
set spellchecker dictionary (oXygen and XMeTaL both do this, for example).
Particularly useful for handling text containing fragments in more than one

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Received on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 18:32:38 UTC