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failure to detect repeated word

Post by roedygr » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:33 pm

I you repeat a word and do an F7 spell check it will detect it and complain.
However, if the repetitions are separated with a \n, it will miss it.

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Re: failure to detect repeated word

Post by Albert Wiersch » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:19 am

I think this is by design.

I tried this in Microsoft Word and it didn't complain either.
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Re: failure to detect repeated word

Post by roedygr » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:41 pm

I consider it an error.
A repeated word separated by <br> <p> </p> <div> etc should not be considered a repeated word.
but \n in HTML is incidental and easily shifts based on tidy. It syntactically is supposed to be treated identically to space.

The proper analogy of \n in HTML is a reflow soft-return in MS Word, not a line or pargraph end.

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Re: failure to detect repeated word

Post by Albert Wiersch » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:55 pm

Hi Roedy,

I agree that in HTML a repeated word separated by a newline character is often an issue. Unfortunately the editor spell checker is not very context sensitive so it doesn't treat it as an issue.

However, if you validate the document, then by default there should be a repeated word warning message that does detect the repeated word when separated by a newline character.
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