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Good News For The Spelling Challenged — Why Now?
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Good News For The Spelling Challenged

When I upgraded to Firefox’s latest version I lost my favorite plug-in, the Spellbound spelling checker for comments and forms.

Thus, I am thrilled that Rook discovered the Spellbound development version which works with the latest version.

Be advised that it is a “beta” version, so there’s no guarantee of stability, but no problems so far.


1 Steve Bates { 03.22.06 at 8:30 pm }

What’s an “xhref” property? Firefox doesn’t recognize the links to Rook or Spellbound. Maybe I missed an update.

Spell checkers (the name sounds like something that should be available in the Harry Potter universe) are useful things, but they can give one a false sense of confidence. One frequent problem is the “its/it’s” dilemma. And a friend recently wrote me requesting “you’re mailing address.” Such things pass the spell-check test.

Of course, at nine years old, I was the last Houstonian left in the county spelling bee. I nevr neeed a spel checkerr.

2 Steve Bates { 03.22.06 at 9:44 pm }

OK, I remember about xhref now, but I still don’t understand why WordPress is generating those for links within a post, but plain old href for the links surrounding a post, even in an XHTML page. The xhref links do not work in Firefox 1.5 or in IE 6.x.

3 bryan { 03.22.06 at 9:47 pm }

I’ll have to check to see what WordPress is up to.

4 bryan { 03.22.06 at 9:54 pm }

Hmm, for some reason it is inserting some extra code in my links. I’ve corrected the problem.

5 Mustang Bobby { 03.23.06 at 9:31 am }

I thought Spellbound was that Hitchcock flick with Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman…

Now if only tehre was sple chck in HaloScan.

6 bryan { 03.23.06 at 3:42 pm }

Bobby, it works for all forms, including Haloscan, which is why I wanted it. The grammar may suck, but the spelling is okay.