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Forces a spelling and grammar check on HTML elements, even if the user has not focused on the elements. This method overrides user agent behavior. The user interface of the check, for example whether red underlining appears, is determined by the user agent.




Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLElement.forceSpellCheck()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'HTMLElement.forceSpellCheck' in that specification.
Recommendation First W3C snapshot of HTML Living Standard with the method defined in it.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support ? No support No support ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? No support No support ? ?

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