[wp-hackers] Let's whip WYSIWYG

Matthew Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Thu Jun 16 05:56:02 GMT 2005

Bill Smith wrote:
> It seems to me for a wysiwyg editor to be truly useful here, it's going 
> to have to display after all the applicable filters have been processed 
> and after applying the current theme (theme switchers make this more 
> complicated). I have a plugin that does tag substitution at filter time 
> and can do it differently depending on which is the current theme. If 
> there is an editor that can do this (I assume heavy mods to any of them 
> mention would be required), then I think we can still meet the 
> "semantic" statement. This lead to the same discussion that have been 
> had in the past <em> vs <i>, <strong> vs <b>, etc. in regards to 
> buttons, etc.

I don't think people will be using an alternative posting syntax AND 
wysiwyg. They both have the same goal -- to make writing blog posts 
easier and reduce cognitive friction -- so it really only makes sense to 
use one or the other.

Matt Mullenweg
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