[development] Textarea with input format attached

Fernando Silva fsilva.pt at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 20:04:25 UTC 2007

Hi everyone,

Oh well, do you ever thought that having the input format as a
separated fieldset is so boring and clutters the interface? Did you
ever had the need to have 2, perhaps 3 or even 4 textareas to input
some text?
Did you ever thought why there is no textarea to insert a different
teaser with a different input format?

Attached is my proposal for the evolution of textarea element. Instead
of generating a collapsed fieldset, this generates a textarea status
bar, allowing to be the placeholder of some interesting functions. (if
no Javascript present it simply maintains the input format as a static

The basic idea: when the user clicks the "input format" button it
shows a popup (div opened in the same page) with the options. After
selecting it puts the label "input format: (the selected input

Do you like it? Any ideas?

Discussion goes at http://drupal.org/node/125315

  Fernando Silva

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