[whatwg] Exposing spelling/grammar suggestions in contentEditable

timeless timeless at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 01:27:03 PST 2010

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck at jumis.com> wrote:
> Is there room for discussion of an API

there's room to discuss such things.

> to expose misspelled ranges of text in contentEditable?

I'm worried about privacy risks.

Some devices have a tendency to learn passwords as typed words, other
private terms get added to known words. If a web page has the ability
to talk to the spell checker, it could send it a stream of things
which aren't in a standard dictionary to determine if they are in the
user's custom dictionary.

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