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RE: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

From: Frederico Caldeira Knabben <fredck@fckeditor.net>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 11:41:04 +0200
To: <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: <j_james@mindspring.com>
Message-ID: <64652ABA8D834206913AE30539BBFE52@fredcknote>

Sorry for opening parenthesis on this discussion. I just want to give a bit
more precision over Justin's comments. People out there take public
conversations as sacrosanct references, and so it is important to take good
care when we are talking openly.

Let me take the relevant bytes from Justin's text:

> The problem is garbage tools like FCK Editor that still use <font>

This phrase, other than being outdated, is offensive. It just throws away
all the hard work we are doing behind FCKeditor. The exact same thing can be
said in other ways. But this is irrelevant, anyway.

The fact is that browsers based text editors, as the name says, use browser
features to execute editing operations, include formatting. The well
know/unknown execCommand function. The problem is that browsers, not all of
them, use <font> tags for many commands available for that function,
including font face, size and color. So, first of all, let's point the
finger to the right place.

During the last year, we've decided abandoning the execCommand function
because of such problems, providing also consistency among all browsers. The
result of it has been released with FCKeditor 2.5, published on November
2007 (6 months ago). Just try our online demo... no <font> tags there:
http://www.fckeditor.net/demo

Also, with FCKeditor you can achieve unique things, like the following:
http://www.fckeditor.net/nightly/fckeditor/_samples/html/sample14.html

In the above sample, almost everything is done with CSS classes, including
font attributes, colors and alignments.

Anyway... just tried to give a bit more info, and underline that words can
easily kill things in this world wide open web.

Closing the parenthesis.

Frederico Caldeira Knabben
Project Manager, FCKeditor
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Received on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 15:27:15 GMT

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