[whatwg] Exposing spelling/grammar suggestions in contentEditable

Oliver Hunt oliver at apple.com
Sun Nov 28 18:56:02 PST 2010

It _may_ be worth discussing (as I am not all knowing) but I cannot see a way that these APIs could be added without opening up a user to privacy violations.  It is somewhat irksome to me that I have raised these exact issues in the past in the context of implementing editors in canvas and you appear to have chosen to ignore me.


On Nov 27, 2010, at 12:19 PM, Charles Pritchard wrote:

> Is there room for discussion of an API to expose misspelled ranges of text in contentEditable?
> This would be building upon the spelling and grammar checking section:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/editing.html#spelling-and-grammar-checking
> 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. Such an API could be used to warn the user that
> they have possibly misspelled text, in a similar way to how word processors convey the information.
> It may not be feasible at the moment, but it could be worth some discussion. A Range list seems appropriate, though
> it would need something along the lines of getSuggestedSpelling() on each range.
> -Charles

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