Closed Bug 23421 Opened 25 years ago Closed 18 years ago

SpellCheck focused text form elements


(Core :: Spelling checker, enhancement, P3)






(Reporter: william, Unassigned)



(Keywords: helpwanted)

We are designing a client/server system to replace a legacy terminal based
system.  I would give my eye teeth (whatever they are) to be able to invoke the
mail reader's spell checker from a textarea in the browser, via javascript.
Assignee: nobody → beppe
Beth, didn't you suggest a feature like this?
Assignee: beppe → kin
Component: Misc → Editor
OS: Windows 98 → All
Product: Architecture → Browser
QA Contact: nobody → sujay
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Not a Bug: a strong REQUEST, nay a BEG..... → SpellCheck text form elements
Target Milestone: M14
Version: 5.0 → other
reset platform/os to all; set milestone to M14; change summary; change product

and component; set qa contact; reassign to kin (is it still the same bug? ;-) )
Accepting bug.
there is a bug in m20 - 16409, that this is probably a dup of -- Kin, you may
want to review that one.
Target Milestone: M14 → M15
Moving all non-beta1 bugs to M16 since I am going on sabbatical.
Target Milestone: M15 → M16
enhancement, moving to m20
Severity: normal → enhancement
Target Milestone: M16 → M20
moving to future milestone
Assignee: kin → beppe
Assignee: beppe → kin
Target Milestone: M20 → Future
reassigning bback to Kin
Accepting bug.
adding help wanted keyword
Keywords: helpwanted
This definitely looks like a dup of Bug #16409.
Blocks: 16409
this is to be able to check one form element at a time (at least that's my 
reading); bug #16409 is for checking all form elements on one page
Summary: SpellCheck text form elements → SpellCheck focused text form elements
*** Bug 107596 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Depends on: spellchecker
No longer depends on: spellchecker
Blocks: 119232
Depends on: 129704
*** Bug 206169 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This would be useful even if the spellchecker only underlined mispelled words
(as many word processors do).  If that's substantially easier, it would make a
great first step.

The ability to check spelling would eliminate a lot of emberrasing mispellins
that we all see too often.

(Keywords: TEXTAREA text input from spell spelling spellchecking spellchecker
rfe feature underline mispelled words)
*** Bug 219558 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Any idea how much time / cost it would take to do this? 

It would really be a great new feature now that spellcheck is in the trunk. 
*** Bug 224157 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: kinmoz → nobody
Component: Editor: Core → Spelling checker
QA Contact: sujay → core.spelling-checker
Target Milestone: Future → ---
This was implemented in bug 302050.
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Bug 302050 is Firefox specific.  Are you sure that the fix made it's way to SeaMonkey?  If not, then this bug shouldn't be resolved, as it targets core (both browsers).
As peer my comment in bug 16409, this capability not exists in core, and the saemonkey people can enable it if they want without too much work. Seamonkey doesn't have to use it for the core bug to be fixed.
Filed SeaMonkey specific bug 338319 as follow-up.
Are we missing something, 
I see spellcheck on TEXTAREA and INPUT field, 
But NOT for design mode text in midasdemo 
( )

Now more and more sites are now using design mode 
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