spellcheck global attribute is an enumerated attribute defines whether the element may be checked for spelling errors.
It may have the following values:
true, which indicates that the element should be, if possible, checked for spelling errors;
false, which indicates that the element should not be checked for spelling errors.
spellcheck attribute is an enumerated one and not a Boolean one. This means that the explicit usage of one of the values
false is mandatory, and that a shorthand like
<textarea spellcheck></textarea> is not allowed. The correct usage is
If this attribute is not set, its default value is element-type and browser-defined. This default value may also be inherited, which means that the element content will be checked for spelling errors only if its nearest ancestor has a spellcheck state of
This attribute is merely a hint for the browser: browsers are not required to check for spelling errors. Typically non-editable elements are not checked for spelling errors, even if the
spellcheck attribute is set to
true and the browser supports spellchecking.
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