[whatwg] Regarding rich text editing

Neil Deakin enndeakin at sympatico.ca
Sat Jul 3 17:20:34 PDT 2004

Info for Mozilla rich editing is here:




It works fairly similar to the way IE does it.

/ Neil

Ryan Johnson wrote:

> 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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