[whatwg] Exposing spelling/grammar suggestions in

Charles Pritchard chuck at jumis.com
Mon Nov 29 10:40:48 PST 2010

> Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 15:54:04 +0100
> From: Christoph P?per<christoph.paeper at crissov.de>
> To: whatwg group<whatwg at lists.whatwg.org>
> Subject: Re: [whatwg] Exposing spelling/grammar suggestions in
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> Charles Pritchard:
>> >  A method for a contentEditable section, along the lines of getSpellcheckRanges() would allow for content editors, to stylize and provide further UI controls around spell checking.
> Methinks this belongs into CSS:<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Oct/0849.html

Should the issue re-arise in the CSS groups: it seems that most of the 
vendors are against exposing system dictionary identified misspelled words.

::spelling would need to have the same level of security as a:visited -- 
only foreground, background color would accept alteration. Anything
else would expose the data being highlighted.

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