[wp-hackers] Re: Adding HTML Elements to TinyMCE

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 11:49:43 GMT 2007

On 3/6/07, Chris Williams <chris at clwill.com> wrote:
> But in the process, we've lost something.  I have to agree with the
> original poster.
> I use the visual editor, but also add my own <div>s and such.  I get the
> advantage of having a nice link dialog, a single button for blockquotes,
> bold, italic, etc.  Now, if I have to type in all the HTML, well... as I
> said, we've lost something.
> What exactly was the problem that was being fixed here?  Were people
> trying to get < and/or > in their text and not understanding they had to
> use &lt; ?  Is it possible to hook that behavior for those of us who
> have lost something?  I would be happy to write a plug-in that would
> "unfix" this behavior for those that want it...

Egads, it's like it's 2005 all over again.

We hashed this all out when 2.0 shipped as an alpha - the visual
editor is WYSIWYG for those who could care less about the difference
between a <div> and a <span> and want "<" displayed when they type

The option to switch between the two modes, as added in 2.1,
effectively makes any arguments against the visual editor null and
void.  How exactly is giving a non-HTML-savvy user the ability to
output good HTML a BAD thing?



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