Spell Checking (tick_24Pro, tick_24Std, cross_24Lite)

Spell Checking Options

These spell checking options affect the spell checker in the validator engine, not in the editor. CSE HTML Validator Lite supports editor spell checking but not validator engine spell checking.

Enable misspelled words message - Check this box to enable a validator spell checking message containing a list of words that may be misspelled. By default, the list is limited to 50 words but this limit can be changed. Enabling spell checking will result in slightly slower validations, especially when using HTML Validator with most third party tools because the dictionary may need to be loaded for every validation. If you want faster validations, then disabling spell checking may slightly speed up validations. This option is enabled by default.
 
NOTE: The misspelled words message is a "special" message that cannot be disabled unless this option is unchecked. For example, even if comment messages are set not to display, then the spelling message will still display if this option is checked (New v10.0030).

Display misspelled words message as a warning instead of a comment - Check this box if you want the message containing the words that may be misspelled to be a warning message instead of a comment message. Warning messages normally cause an "error or warning" sound at the end of a validation but comment messages do not. By controlling whether the misspelled word list message is a warning or comment message, you have some control over how severe misspelled words are when they occur and whether an "error or warning" sound is generated. NOTE: This option is automatically checked when using the "spell check" tool in the Batch Wizard. This option is enabled by default.

Include the # of times a word has been misspelled - This is best explained using an example: If you have used the misspelled word "validater" three times and this option is checked, "validater" will be displayed in the misspelled word list as "validater (3x)" to indicate that you have misspelled it three times. If this option is unchecked, then it will be displayed as "validater" with no indication of how many times this word was found. This option is enabled by default.

Sort words by number of occurrences instead of alphabetically - Check this option to sort the misspelled word list in ascending (A-Z) order by the number of times the misspelled word was found. Usually misspelled words will only be misspelled once and therefore would appear at the beginning of the misspelled word list if this option is checked. Words that are correct but not in the dictionary are likely to be repeated more than once and, therefore, to be at the end of the list if this option is checked. Words misspelled the same number of times are sorted alphabetically within the subsection of the list that contains words misspelled the same number of times. If this option is not checked, then the list is sorted alphabetically. This option is enabled by default.

Ignore inline tags in the middle of words - Check this box to ignore certain inline tags when they are in the middle of words. For example, consider the HTML "<b>A</b>merican". If this option is checked, then the spell checker will ignore the "b" tags and check the word "American". If this option is not checked, then the spell checker will check  "A" and "merican". This option is enabled by default. (New v10.0149)

Check spelling in HTML comments - Check this box to enable spell checking for words that are contained in HTML comments. This option is not enabled by default.

Check spelling in '#' comments - Check this box to check the spelling in comments that have '#' as the first non-whitespace character after "<!--" or "<!", otherwise these comments are not spell checked. Comments starting with exactly "<!--#" are considered server-side includes (SSIs) and will not be spell checked regardless of this option. This option is not enabled by default.

Maximum number of misspelled words to list - Set this option to limit the number of misspelled words in the misspelled word list validator message. The default is 50. (New v9.00)

Enable repeated words message - Check this box to also enable a validator repeated word message containing a list of words that may be repeated. The spell checking message must also be enabled for the repeated word message to be generated. Enabling repeated word checking will result in very slightly slower validations. This option is enabled by default. (New v10.0032)
 
NOTE: The repeated words message is a "special" message that cannot be disabled unless this option (or the "enable spell checking message" option) is unchecked. For example, even if comment messages are set not to display, then the repeated word message will still display if this option is checked.

Display repeated words message as a warning instead of a comment - Check this box if you want the message containing repeated words to be a warning message instead of a comment message. Warning messages normally cause an "error or warning" sound at the end of a validation but comment messages do not. By controlling whether the repeated words message is a warning or comment message, you have some control over how severe repeated words are when they occur and whether an "error or warning" sound is generated. NOTE: This option is automatically checked when using the "spell check" tool in the Batch Wizard. This option is enabled by default. (New v10.0042)

More Spelling Options - Press this button to display the Spelling Options Dialog.

NOTE: Words contained in tags that are marked as "ignore to close" (like "style" and "script") are not checked. This is true even if the words are in comments and Check spelling in comments is checked.

NOTE: The above options affect spell checking as done by the validator engine. Spell checking from the integrated editor (including live spelling) is different. These options do not affect the spell check when done using the Spell Check tool in the integrated editor.

For more information about spell checking, or to add new spell checking dictionaries, please visit the Spell Checker topic.