The spellchecker does not check the whole text

RESOLVED INVALID

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Core
Spelling checker
RESOLVED INVALID
10 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Peter Potrowl, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061912 Mandriva/3.0-3mdv2008.1 (2008.1) Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061912 Mandriva/3.0-3mdv2008.1 (2008.1) Firefox/3.0

The spellchecker only checks the beginning of the textarea field : the first (about) 30 or 40 kilobytes.

I contribute a lot on Wikipedia, so, it's quite annoying not to be able to check the spelling of the whole text, even if it is long. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to any page with fields (example: edit a Wikipedia article)
2. Find one with a lot of text in it (>40KB; example: long Wikipedia article)
3. Look at the middle/end of the text in the field
Actual Results:  
No misspell are found, even if there are some

Expected Results:  
Correct spellchecking

It seems to happen with all languages (I tested English and French).

I happens in Firefox3 (32 and 64 bits versions) and also Firefox2.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Happens also in this comment field.  Confirmed for Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3 as well.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → Spelling checker
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → spelling-checker

Comment 2

9 years ago
The spell checker only flags the first 500 misspellings for performance reason. Maybe you are hitting this limit. You can try adjusting this number in extensions.spellcheck.inline.max-misspellings.
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Comment 3

9 years ago
Hey ! It seems to work very well, thank you very much !

Updated

9 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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