[development] Why Drupal 5.x must have built-in WYSIWYG Editor?
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Why Drupal 5.x must have built-in WYSIWYG Editor?
General discussion · Drupal 5.x
Drupal-id.com - October 6, 2006 - 07:18
I am a web developer with long experience in PHP Nuke, OpenPHP, and
Mambo/Joomla. After take a deep look at the Drupal source code and coding that
available on TinyMCE and FCKEditor module, I can say that next Drupal version
must has a builtin WYSIWYG Editor. Please CMIIW, but read my reasons first
before you have different opinion:
1. Both TinyMCE and FCKEditor only find <textarea> then translate to their
Then how to avoid certain Textarea not converted? The anwer is not possible.
TinyMCE does only disable editor on certain page and FCkEditor will work if
textarea >= n rows.
The real case is disknode module. When you set disnode to allow more than 1
file per disknode
then the <textarea> of file upload list will converted to Editor. Currently,
you can disable the
<textarea> on this page but the <textarea> for type description of disknode
will be disabled too.
You may say, that you can enable the rich-editor-toggle, but you can't set 2
the description using Editor and the file upload list using <textarea>.
2. A best solution, IMHO, is provide a function in Drupal to call the Editor.
This Editor() function simply call the ediitor if available, but if no
then Editor() uses <textarea>.
What are the advantages if Drupal has Editor() function?
1. Developer like me, will be easier to create module that need both Editor and
in same page/block
2. We can extend the User Administration: adding capability to select which
default editor for
each users. We can set that default editor for user is: none (mean using
HTMLArea, FCKEditor or any editor that installed by third party modules.
3. Easier for community website which contain people that aren't not familiar
with HTML tag
4. Easier for blogging site, since blogger usually a person with limited website
such as journalist, teacher, employee or doctor
5. At the rest, Drupal will no doubt called as the killer CMS. This will add
more powerful to
Drupal, the best CMS that I love.
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