[drupal-devel] HTMLArea is dead, long live rich text editing

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Tue Mar 8 22:17:50 UTC 2005


* Boris Mann (borismann at gmail.com) wrote:
> I wrote up something in the forums about this: http://drupal.org/node/18567
> Key points:
> * HTMLArea external "community" is shut down

I would have to agree here,

> * HTMLArea is under a modified BSD license, so should prob. be removed
> from contrib (just the HTMLArea part, not the Drupal module)

As apart of the 4.6 release I am going to be removing HTMLArea from cvs. 

> * get in touch if you want to further develop rich text editing in
> Drupal, likely to be based on FCKEditor

Even though the HTMLArea project has effectively stopped, a fork of the
project has been started called Xinha, which I am actively in the
process of making the required changes to enable this fork to work. It
has had alot of bugs fixed, and is much more reliable that HTMLArea ever

I am not far from doing this, but I just want to make sure that not
having a version of HTMLArea present in the distribution will not cause
too many problems.

I am hoping this to happen in the next week, I am very close to getting
it complete.
Gordon Heydon <gordon at heydon.com.au>

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