[wp-hackers] RTE

Jamie Holly hovercrafter at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 16 15:46:36 GMT 2006

I think the best route would be similar to option B, but also allowing an
option in the Profile or whatever that totally turns off the loading of
TinyMCE (ie - it isn't even an option). 

The one problem I do see with the tinyMCE/html area switching is how tinyMCE
cleans the html code. You can write a full page and then click on the view
html button and you get a single line of code. If someone changes midstream
(similar to Blogger), then they would switch back to some highly condensed
HTML. Also this would apply to someone trying to do something such as
embedding video, such as YouTube, as TinyMCE totally hacks that code up to
the point it doesn't work. I don't know if there is an option that can be
set in TinyMCE to prevent that or not.

Jamie Holly

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On 9/16/06, Owen Winkler <ringmaster at midnightcircus.com> wrote:
> Perhaps I'll clarify with a list-
> Option A: Editor loads based on user page option.  Regardless of loaded
> editor, toggle on write page allows switching to other editor.  The
> toggled state is not used to change the user page option.
> Option B: Regardless of the loaded editor, the toggle on write page
> allows switching to other editor.  The toggled state changes the stored
> preference so that subsequent loads use the toggled state.  There is no
> user page option.
> Option C: Editor loads based on user page option.  Only TinyMCE allows
> toggling to a textarea editor.  This toggle does not change the user
> page option.
> There are sure to be a few other combinations, but these few are what I
> considered sane.  What are the pros and cons of each?
> Eliminating an obscurely located user option checkbox and simplifying
> the concept of what happens when you toggle the editor leads me to
> believe Option B is a good choice.  Your thoughts?
I could become a large fan of just about any of these.  Option B appeals the
most.  I look forward to removing the phrase "Go to Options -> Users, scroll
all the way to the bottom of the page and toggle the "visual rich editor""
from my copy/paste WP Support phrases.  :-)
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