Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 15:45 UTC, submitted by dillond
Internet & Networking "The top two browsing programs of net users got a big update this month as Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla unleashed Firefox 2.0. Here we take a quick spin through some of the features to be seen in the new versions." Meanwhile, a spoofing bug has been found in IE7. Update: Another Firefox 2.0 review.
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Fireforx spell check
by Yamin on Thu 26th Oct 2006 18:42 UTC
Yamin
Member since:
2006-01-10

I've got both installed on my system now. They're basically the same now. I've gotten used to firefox, so that's what I use now.

But I have one question.
Does anyone know why firefox implemented spellcheck built-in rather than a addon? I mean, their 'talk-back' feature comes bundled with firefox and it's an addon. Was there some technical issue? To me, it just doesn't sit right that this it part of the browser.

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RE: Fireforx spell check
by hal2k1 on Thu 26th Oct 2006 23:21 in reply to "Fireforx spell check"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//They're basically the same now.//

Uh, no.

Firefox is many times more extensible and flexible.

https://addons.mozilla.org/?application=firefox

Enjoy.

//Does anyone know why firefox implemented spellcheck built-in rather than a addon?//

The spell-check (according to a quote I read somewhere) is "fairly clueful". It doesn't try to spell-check simple text fields, but rather text boxes only. It doesn't try to spell-check anything that can be recognised as a URL. I'd imagine that this "cluefullness" was easier to implement when more integrated with the browser core, as opposed to being an add-on.

Edited 2006-10-26 23:25

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