Re: XML input control

For some reason Alexander Graf sent this e-mail personally
to me, but I feel like it should be forwarded to the list,
especially as I mostly agree with him.

Rene Saarsoo

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> I completely agree, that there is a clear need for a
> general method to enter formatted text into webpage, but
> it's a really-really complex problem.

We all might agree on this. However, XML is in no way
formatted text. A XML input control serves a small niche
of people and has no appeal for the general public. I cast
my vote against such a control.

Additionally I think a rich input control should be the
responsibility of JavaScript/XUL programmers. There are
excellent WYSIWYG / WYSIWYM editors out there and
replacing them with a control which provides HTML output
is not helping anybody.

Alexander Graf

Received on Monday, 26 March 2007 15:23:06 UTC