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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

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