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[whatwg] Regarding rich text editing

From: Doron Rosenberg <doronr@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 14:24:55 -0700
Message-ID: <6814aebd0407031424277589f@mail.gmail.com>
Mozilla and now Safari support this already :)

On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 08:13:13 +0300, Max Romantschuk <max at provico.fi> wrote:
> I realize I may well be opening a can of worms here, and I don't wish to
> start a flame war... but I still would like to take the opportunity to
> highlight this issue:
> 
> In secion 1.5. (Missing features) of the  it states that (among other
> things) a rich text editing or HTML editing control was ejected for this
> version of the specification.
> 
> I feel that a rich text editing control should be considered for
> inclusion after all. It might be that there is some serious issue I
> haven't considered, so it would be nice to hear the original grounds for
> rejection.
> 
> The reason I think a rich text editing control is rather important is
> simple: Almost all web applications involve some level of web
> publishing, and most end users love rich text editing.
> 
> We use the MSHTML editor in one of our products at work, and the editing
> features have been a huge selling point. It's a real shame it only works
> on IE. (We have a fallback based on regular forms tough.)
> 
> I believe that a standardised interface for rich text editing would be a
> very good addition to Web Forms 2, despite the issues with creating a
> solid specification for something this complex.
> 
> I won't open up discussion on actual implementation just yet, but I
> would like to hear the opinions of other list participants on this
> issue. Does anyone else think this would be a good thing?
> 
> .max
> 
> PS. To save you all some Googling, for comparison:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/browser/editing/activateeditor.asp
> 
> --
> Max Romantschuk
> http://max.nma.fi/
> 
>
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