[whatwg] Regarding rich text editing

Ryan Johnson ryan at kiwi3.com
Sat Jul 3 14:40:54 PDT 2004

In what context do they support this? I've not seen or heard of this... 
- Ryan

On Jul 3, 2004, at 2:24 PM, Doron Rosenberg wrote:

> Mozilla and now Safari support this already :)
> On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 08:13:13 +0300, Max Romantschuk <max at provico.fi> 
> wrote:
>> I realize I may well be opening a can of worms here, and I don't wish 
>> to
>> start a flame war... but I still would like to take the opportunity to
>> highlight this issue:
>> In secion 1.5. (Missing features) of the  it states that (among other
>> things) a rich text editing or HTML editing control was ejected for 
>> this
>> version of the specification.
>> I feel that a rich text editing control should be considered for
>> inclusion after all. It might be that there is some serious issue I
>> haven't considered, so it would be nice to hear the original grounds 
>> for
>> rejection.
>> The reason I think a rich text editing control is rather important is
>> simple: Almost all web applications involve some level of web
>> publishing, and most end users love rich text editing.
>> We use the MSHTML editor in one of our products at work, and the 
>> editing
>> features have been a huge selling point. It's a real shame it only 
>> works
>> on IE. (We have a fallback based on regular forms tough.)
>> I believe that a standardised interface for rich text editing would 
>> be a
>> very good addition to Web Forms 2, despite the issues with creating a
>> solid specification for something this complex.
>> I won't open up discussion on actual implementation just yet, but I
>> would like to hear the opinions of other list participants on this
>> issue. Does anyone else think this would be a good thing?
>> .max
>> PS. To save you all some Googling, for comparison:
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/browser/editing/activateeditor.asp
>> --
>> Max Romantschuk
>> http://max.nma.fi/

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