[wp-hackers] Redactor WYSIWYG Editor for WP

Mike Schinkel mike at newclarity.net
Thu Aug 2 23:15:13 UTC 2012

On Aug 2, 2012, at 7:00 PM, Andrew Ozz wrote:
>> Totally hypothetical question: Assuming they changed their license to
>> be compatible with WordPress, would people in the WordPress community
>> be willing to contribute to Redactor to improve on the limitations
>> that you mention?
> I don't know... Probably some will as it is nice. However considering the amount of work needed, not sure if that would be enough. Roughly it would take a good team of several full-time developers at least a year to bring it closer to TinyMCE.
> Nearly all JS editors get off the ground fast by adding UI to the browsers built-in contentEditable functionality. Once there, most try to tackle few more tasks and stop. The next step requires a lot of work: creating APIs, dealing with tons of browser quirks, etc.
> Currently there are several other editors at approximately the same stage. The problem is that a lot of the functionality for editing HTML should be in the browsers. It can be handles much better there than trying to extend the limited contentEditable mode with JS.

Really good points.  

> So unless the browser vendors decide to sit down and make and implement a nice specification for editing of HTML, don't see how this situation would change.

Any chance Matt might be willing to lobby his friends at Google and Mozilla to make this happen?  :)


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