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Fwd: RE: WYSIWYG on Mac

From: Charles Reitzel <creitzel@rcn.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 14:43:30 -0500
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FYI - Looks like there is demand for improved character set handling in Tidy.

take it easy,

>Delivered-To: cms-list@cms-list.org
>From: Andrew Roberts <andrew.roberts@ephox.com>
>Subject: RE: WYSIWYG on Mac
>List-Id: content management discussion by and for web professionals 
>Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 05:06:54 +1000
>Ephox has integrated W3C's HTML Tidy into our Java-based editor. HTML Tidy 
>gives you the ability to specify output as XHTML 1.0, to convert <b> and 
><i> to <strong> and <em>, and to convert all 'font' tags to 'span' tags. 
>You can find out more about Tidy at http://tidy.sourceforge.net/ but it 
>sounds like it meets your needs - and we expose these features through our 
>API (see
>One word of caution though, Tidy by itself doesn't handle a full range of 
>charactersets nicely, so in our new release we have
>replaced their string handling with Java's internationalization classes 
>and achieved a massive range of characterset support as a result.  For 
>completeness and credibility's sake, our competitors Ektron have also 
>integrated Tidy into their VB-based editor so you can expect to see 
>similar capabilities via their API as well (see 
>RealObjects have announced they plan to integrate Tidy into their upcoming 
>release (see http://www.realobjects.de/english/artikel31_e.htm).
>Andrew Roberts, CTO
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cms-list-admin@cms-list.org
> > [mailto:cms-list-admin@cms-list.org]On
> > Behalf Of Pete Prodoehl
> > Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 9:20 AM
> > To: cms-list@cms-list.org
> > Subject: Re: WYSIWYG on Mac
> >
> >
> >
> > What level of control do any of the WYSIWYG in-page
> > editors give you over the output?
> >
> > The one's I've seen all do things like insert <b> and <i>,
> > where I would prefer <strong> and <em>. I would like to
> > know if I can control things enough to output valid XHTML
> > 1.0. I'd settle for Transitional even ;)
> >
> > And do any  of them handle CSS properly? Could I define
> > the styles so that a user making inline text red (ugh!)
> > would create markup with a <span> tag rather than a
> > <font> tag?
> >
> >
> > Pete
>trim your replies for good karma.
Received on Friday, 15 November 2002 14:41:57 UTC

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