Steven Hilton wrote:
On 7/19/05, Jan Steinman <Jan(a)bytesmiths.com>
> With all due respect to the work you have done, I believe spell
> checking is the domain of the client.
> On Safari (MacOS X) at least, client-side
interactive spell checking
> works great with MediaWiki. Does it not in other browers/OSs?
Spellchecker for Firefox and the Mozilla Suite
There's also ieSpell v2.1.1 for Explorer (http://www.iespell.com/
The problem, of course, is that exceedingly few Wiki users -- or, at least,
users of my Wiki -- are going to be apt to have either product (despite the
fact that I list them on my help page). I presume that server-side spell
checking does not preclude one from using a client-side spell-checker, so
I'm really at a loss as to why -- aside from the seemingly inevitable
naysaying so common to this list -- a server-side spell checker is such a
bad idea. But then I'm sure someone will be along shortly to explain why it
is bad for the internet, violates the Wiki concept, or creates mopery and
dopery on the spaceways.