[whatwg] Spellcheck API (Re: selection.modify behavior across platforms)

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Mon May 2 16:14:02 PDT 2011

2011/5/2 Hironori Bono (坊野 博典) <hbono at google.com>:
> Sorry for my off-the-topic e-mail.
> I'm interested in spellcheck API these days because web-application
> developers like to customize the behaviors of the spellchecker
> integrated in Chrome or use it in their web applications. For example,
> adding e-mail addresses in a contact list when typing an e-mail
> address in a "To:" field, checking the text retrieved via
> XMLHTTPRequest, etc. If there are those who already work for
> spellcheck API, I would like to work with them. So, it would be great
> to give me those who work for spellcheck API. (I wonder if all
> browsers really need this API, though.)

I don't know of any spellcheck API under development, beyond just
spellcheck="true"/spellcheck="false".  There might be one, but I don't
recall hearing about it.  Some implementers have expressed concerns
before about exposing user dictionary data to sites, because it will
increase fingerprintability, but other spellcheck features might be
useful without causing privacy problems.

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