[development] Why Drupal 5.x must have built-in WYSIWYG Editor?

Trae McCombs traemccombs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 12:11:22 UTC 2006

I would +1 this personally.  But the biggest hurdle might be license.  I
don't know.

I think by default though, it would be great to have the easy editor for
things.  I have a client that has a bunch of 65+ old ladies using Drupal,
and teaching them html gets scary.  :)

If we are including things like AJAX and such, why not just trick out the
text editors, of course, offer the ability to fall back to normal input

Personally, I'd love to have a vim module for editing in a form! ;)


On 10/6/06, Drupal Indonesia <support at drupal-id.com> wrote:
> 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
> editor interface.
>    Then how to avoid certain Textarea not converted? The anwer is not
> possible.
> What
>   TinyMCE does only disable editor on certain page and FCkEditor will work
> if
> the
>   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
> default value:
>   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
> editor installed
>     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
> <textarea>
>     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
> textarea), TinyMCE,
>     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
> knowledge,
>     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.

    Trae McCombs || http://occy.net/
  Founder - Themes.org // Linux.com
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