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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#10515 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

TinyMCE spellchecker markup disappears during auto-save

Reported by: rsmudge Owned by: AO
Milestone: 2.9 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.8
Component: TinyMCE Keywords: upstream
Focuses: Cc:


The WordPress spell checker strips the spellchecker markup during an auto-save event.

How to reproduce?

  1. Type: "I can't spel, AO plz help." into the WordPress Visual Editor
  2. Click the spellcheck button.
  3. Wait for the auto-save.

What happened?

On auto-save the before get content event is fired and the spellchecker removes the markup for the misspelled words.


This is the only good client side time for the spellchecker to strip its markup from a post. A possible work around is to do the stripping on the server side but this is extremely error prone.

Suggested fix:

Consider updating TinyMCE to pass a why parameter to onBeforeGetContent or at least setting some property readable editor propery before auto-save and unsetting it afterwards. This will allow plugins that choose to look at these values to not strip their markup during an auto-save event.

Attachments (1)

autosave.patch (14.0 KB) - added by azaozz 11 years ago.

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Change History (5)

#1 follow-up: @dd32
11 years ago

  • Component changed from General to TinyMCE
  • Keywords upstream added
  • Milestone changed from Unassigned to Future Release
  • Version set to 2.9

This ticket needs to be submitted upstream to the TinyMCE bug tracker, That is the only location it can be fixed, WordPress might back-port any changes made to the currently-included editor...

Or WordPress could work around the issue by disabling auto-saves while spellcheckers active...

Setting to Future release pending patch upstream.

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @azaozz
11 years ago

Would be good if this is fixed upstream, perhaps when TinyMCE gets native autosave support.

Replying to dd32:

Or WordPress could work around the issue by disabling auto-saves while spellcheckers active...

There's actually a check in autosave whether the spellchecker is active but it doesn't stop tinyMCE.save() that is resetting it (autosave would still run to keep the post lock).

Attaching a patch that will need some more testing for all cases: new post, adding media, concurrent editing to make sure the post is locked properly at all times, etc.

11 years ago

#3 @azaozz
11 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [11790]) Don't do autosave while the TinyMCE spellchecker is active (it strips all the markup), fixes #10515

#4 @azaozz
11 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 2.9
  • Version changed from 2.9 to 2.8
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