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Re: XML input control

From: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 15:38:22 +0200
Message-Id: <4D5DCE1F-B4B8-44A6-B78A-837228128670@hibo.no>
To: public-html@w3.org

> I say such a control is impossible. Not in the "I don't know how so  
> I say it's impossible" way but in the real "Not going to work"  
> impossible way. Assuming you create a fully working WYSIWYG editor  
> which can be styled (how? extensions to css as well? Sub-elements?)  
> and customized (with like 100 attributes ranging from  
> boldbutton="yes" to output="xhtml-strict") you're still not  
> targeting 100% of users. Someone wants a feature which we didn't  
> think of and we're back to native control vs. JavaScript  
> implementation vs. XUL implementation

Well, if we had to provide for a full fledged, styled editor that  
targeted 100% of the users, I would agree with you.

Fortunately we don't have to be quite so abmitious. Even a single,  
limited xhtml editor would make a lot of CMS developers & users  
happy, I think, provided that it is sufficiently user friendly and  
provides valid XML markup. And it would certainly represent a huge  
improvement over the current situation.

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