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Re: Simple template-based editing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 20:46:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0509292044340.23945@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005, Bert Bos wrote:
> >
> > IE invented contentEditable for doing something similar to what you 
> > describe, btw. (contentEditable is being specified in the WHATWG 
> > specs: http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#editing ...so 
> > that it can be more interoperably implemented in other UAs.)
> You say "more interoperably implemented," but what UAs implement it, 
> apart from IE? I checked Dreamweaver (uses comments), GoLIve (comments, 
> too, it seems), Nvu (different attributes) and Quanta (separate format 
> for templates). Amaya and Mozilla Composer don't use templates.

There are contentEditable implementations from all major browser vendors 
(Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple, Opera). Some are limited to just <body> at the 
moment (those usually are called "designMode" but it's the same thing). 
Some have not yet shipped.

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