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

Michelle Cox mcox at charter.net
Fri Oct 6 13:05:04 UTC 2006

On 10/6/2006 3:44:01 AM, Drupal Indonesia (support at drupal-id.com) wrote:
> 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>.

While I don't agree that Drupal needs a WYSIWYG built in, I do like this 
idea. If I'm understanding right, it's basically a hook to call whatever 
editor the user has installed or a plain text area if none. From my non-dev 
perspective, that sounds like a useful thing. Would be especially nice if 
there was a way to make it so that, for example, my users get BBCode and I 
get QuickTags. And that they only show up when editing the main text of a 


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