[whatwg] textarea accept attribute -- solution to rich text editing in WF2?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 24 05:38:01 PDT 2005

On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> On 8/23/05, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > Yes, but note that the UA is not required to perform any validating or
> > anything. In practice I doubt we'll ever see useful implementations
> > (whereas we already have useful, and used, implementations of the
> > contentEditable feature).
> Ian, I think the opposite is true, actually. Most of the browser-based 
> HTML editors that I saw operate by augmenting functionality of a 
> textarea element, and the accept attribute would work make them fit 
> perfectly into the WF2 world. Examples:
> http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/
> http://www.fckeditor.net/
> http://www.freetextbox.com/
> Of course, they do use contentEditable behind the scenes.

I meant implementations in end-user UAs, like Opera, Safari, or Firefox.

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