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Re: User Intentions Explainer (was: List of Intentions)

From: Johannes Wilm <johannes@fiduswriter.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:46:21 +0200
Message-ID: <CABkgm-S86f4w3hgr6bxuWD59WV4OKGRd55rJQBYSx7OUm7KJ5w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: (wrong string) „ski <p.koszulinski@cksource.com>
On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 3:46 PM, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
wrote:
>
> So, you want to modify contenteditable to "minimum". What will that do to
> existing apps. that are built on it?
>
>
As has been mentioned before, the current (and broken) contenteditable will
stay the way it is, to make sure that nothing breaks for anyone.
contenteditable=minimal or some derivative thereof will come additionally.
With time, when all the frameworks have switched and the usage of
contenteditable is close to zero, I would imagine that browser makers would
likely decide to remove the contenteditable code.

As for Ben's comments -- I think the question he made was to the main
general purpose editors that stand for most of the user created content on
the web. CKeditor is certainly one of them. Others are TinyMCE and possibly
Aloha. And then there are a number of editors created by the browser makers
themselves -- everything from Gmail, Google Docs to Micrsoft's online Word
processor.

Ben was asking whether being able to add items to the right-click context
menu would be something editor creators would like to do. The issue with
this was at least in the past that one can only choose to entirely replace
the context menu, or not at all. If one replaced it, the browser's spell
checker was gone. If one didn't replace it, there was no way to add extra
options. Has this changed at all?

I see for example that CKeditor has chosen to replace the context menu, and
so the spell checker is gone.  Would users of CKeditor not like to have
access to the spell checker? Have you received any feedback on that?

And for those who currently write the specs -- what more information would
you need to go ahead?

-- 
Johannes Wilm
Fidus Writer
http://www.fiduswriter.org
Received on Monday, 22 September 2014 15:46:52 UTC

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