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HTML spellcheck Attribute


Example

An editable paragraph with spellcheck:

<p contenteditable="true" spellcheck="true">This is a paragraph.</p>

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Definition and Usage

The spellcheck attribute specifies whether the element is to have its spelling and grammar checked or not.

The following can be spellchecked:

  • Text values in input elements (not password)
  • Text in <textarea> elements
  • Text in editable elements

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

Attribute
spellcheck 9.0 10.0 2.0 5.1 10.5

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The spellcheck attribute is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<element spellcheck="true|false">

Attribute Values

Value Description
true The element is to have its spelling and grammar checked
false The element is not to be checked

Related Pages

HTML Tutorial: HTML Attributes

HTML Reference: HTML contenteditable Attribute