[wp-hackers] Tags in 2.0

ifelse wordswithstyle at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 09:39:23 GMT 2005

> "will there be a standard spell checker included in base"
Why incorporate something into the base:
a) which a lot of people won't use
b) not everyone can use
c) is easily, readily available as a plugin
d) is bulky

A external and often extraneous feature such as a spellchecker is better
suited as a plugin rather than as a core feature.

On 12/15/05, Roy Schestowitz <r at schestowitz.com> wrote:
> _____/ On Thu 15 Dec 2005 01:10:03 GMT, [Nik Cubrilovic] wrote : \_____
> > Hi Everyone, I have an idea for tag's in 2.0 - and that is to add a
> > drop down to the link editing pop-up that specifies the rel for the
> > link. The drop-down will have 'none', and 'tag' and then possible XFN
> > options ('my site', 'friend' etc.). I know that this is happening with
> > weblog links, but I haven't seen anybody yet do this with content
> > links. So has it been done, should it be done? Asking before I go away
> > and actually do it.
> I believe that WordPress 2.0 attempts to embrace ease-of-use and simplici-
> ty. Many technical people have a blog already. A rich (graphical) text ed-
> itor  will probably prove tagging to quite clumsy and confusing to  users.
> In  the  case of quicktags (a la WordPress 1.x), tagging could  easily  be
> made  an option, but again, it probably adds to complexity and clutter. It
> can  also  slow  the user down -- especially one who  is  uninterested  in
> 'rel'.
> > And on another note - is there a spell-checker that is working with
> > 2.0, and will there be a standard spell checker included in base?
> You have two possibilities: exploit the native spellchecker using, for ex-
> ample,  a browser plug-in. You could alternatively use the spellchecker on
> the  Web server, if any are available (e.g. aspell) and incorporate it  in
> the  same fashion as other OSS packages. This is often not ideal, but with
> AJAX,  a 'check spelling as you type' could be achieved, then embedded  in
> the rich text editor in particular.
> Either  way, WordPress need not provide a spellchecker, but it  can/should
> use one as a service.
> Roy
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