#32 Extending ispell feature to comments


I don't know how much of a performance hit this will
occur, but a suggestion has been made to extend the
ispell functionality that's available in the story
editor to the comment editor as well. I am therefore
formally making this request here. If no one on the
team has the time to do it, but the idea is acceptable,
I have no problems with working on this myself and
submitting a patch.


  • Seth J. Blank

    Seth J. Blank - 2002-11-04

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    Seeing as how it was my rant which caused this request (all
    information at
    http://slashdot.org/~AntiFreeze/journal/15793\), I hereby
    offer the following: I am more than willing to write a perl
    script which takes text and finds and highlites (by adding
    bold tags, or some predefined $tag) the misspelled words
    within that text. I know nothing about Slash (never looked
    at it) so it would be left to someone else to incorporate my
    code into Slash if you thought it would be worthwhile.

  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2002-11-20
    • priority: 3 --> 2
  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2002-11-20

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    My guess is that the load on the server would be significant.

    Maybe this can be a plum ...

  • Seth J. Blank

    Seth J. Blank - 2002-11-20

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    How about putting it into the preview page for just journals
    to begin with? That way you can guage what kind of a hit it
    might make to server performance. Also, this gives you the
    added benefit of being able to say: "Well, if you really
    want slashdot to spellcheck your comments, just preview it
    in your journal before posting it." I know a lot of people
    who would be quite content with spell checking in journals
    if spell checking for all comments was unimplementable for
    performance reasons.

  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2003-07-08
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