HTML::Spelling::Site::Whitelist - handles the whitelist file.


version 0.6.0


    use HTML::Spelling::Site::Whitelist;

    my $obj = HTML::Spelling::Site::Whitelist->new(
            filename => 'path/to/whitelist.txt',


    if (! $obj->check_word('clover'))
        # Do more spell checking.



The instances of this class can be used to manage a whitelist of words to spell check.


my $obj = HTML::Spelling::Site::Checker->new({ filename => './path/to/whitelist.txt'});

Initialises a new object. filename is the path to the file.


For now you should call this method right after the object is created.

$finder->check_word({filename => $filename, word => $word})

Checks if the word $word in the file $filename is in the whitelist.


Rewrites the file to be sorted and canonicalized.


Checks if the file is properly sorted and canonicalized.


Returns the sorted text of the whitelist.


Returns the filename.


The format of the whitelist file is:

    ==== GLOBAL:

    [Global whitelist with one word per line]

    ==== In: path1 , path2 , path3

    [one word per line whitelist for path1, path2 and path3]

    ==== In: path4

    [one word per line whitelist for path4]

(NOTE that the paths are a complete path to the file and not parsed for wildcards or regular expression syntax.)

Here's another example:

You should keep the whitelist file canonicalised and sorted by using write_sorted_file() and is_sorted() .



The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

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Source Code

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This software is Copyright (c) 2016 by Shlomi Fish.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The MIT (X11) License