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#1 michaellunsford

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 05:07 AM

Client editable content, whether it's in a forum like this, a web-mail interface, or a CMS.

I've tested numerous designMode() editors. These things drive me nuts by creating depreciated <font> tags and countless other things that won't validate or even make sense. I'm guessing the designMode() part means the browser is at least partially to blame for this.

Is there a decent editor out there somewhere? What is your experience with the WYSIWYG editor in general?

#2 Daniel0

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 05:25 AM

Try TinyMCE.

#3 akitchin

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 06:02 AM

agreed with Daniel0.  i've used tinyMCE extensively, and it's much slimmer code than most, easier to deal with, and generates valid code if you tell it to.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 12:54 PM

Another vote here... MUCH better than FCKEditor and easier to configure by far.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:00 PM

Hate to sound like an echo, but I concur. TinyMCE rules.

#6 redbullmarky

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 05:39 PM

one here for me too. i used to use a few others, but i think it was AndyB that pointed out TinyMCE and I havent looked back since.
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#7 michaellunsford

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:04 PM

Wow, I don't know if I'll have time to test all these suggestions!  ;D


Thanks for the replies -- I've downloaded it and will probably start testing this evening.

#8 neylitalo

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 02:58 AM

Wow, I don't know if I'll have time to test all these suggestions!  ;D


Well, considering they're all the same thing, I don't think you'll have much problem. ;)

And I'm casting my vote for TinyMCE as well.
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Posted 13 October 2006 - 03:16 AM

i'm having a hard time telling whether the sarcasm was totally missed, or totally volleyed.

#10 neylitalo

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 03:49 AM

i'm having a hard time telling whether the sarcasm was totally missed, or totally volleyed.


I was actually trying to maintain the tone of the post, but I do see how it could be mistaken for "went over my head". :)
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#11 akitchin

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 02:08 PM

well you never know, some people don't have a sarcastic bone in their body.

either way, i'm sure with a crowd like this, any config questions or issues should be addressable in the javascript forum.  i know that there are some configurations or tricks that aren't easily found in the manual, at least not without some trial and error.

#12 michaellunsford

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:33 PM

Okay, after testing all of those suggestions  ;) I'm here to report back!

At the moment, I'm still struggling to turn off self closing tags. Other than that it seems to be pretty modular and intuitive. I've already disabled that nasty <font> tag, and installed the php script compressor.

The rest is pretty routine for my WYSIWYG implementation: adding a PHP image upload feature, making the insert link page a little smarter, and killing that nasty "target" attribute.

Good advice, guys. Thanks for the help!




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