[development] Status update: WYSIWYG support in Drupal core

Steve Edwards killshot91 at comcast.net
Sat May 23 17:17:45 UTC 2009


Andrew Berry wrote:
> On 23-May-09, at 2:41 AM, Daniel F. Kudwien wrote:
>> <Digital7>    tha_sun: seems like it'd be a top priority for the 
>> project..given how significantly it improves the usability
> Does anyone know of any papers studying the differences between various 
> editor types, and if any of them can be shown to actually improve 
> usability and user satisfaction? I did some searching, and I found:
> http://www.jasoncornwell.net/projects/BloggerFinalReport.pdf
> which is about a UI redesign of blogger.com; not much in there other 
> than that users found editors to be problematic for image placement, and 
> that the concept of previewing an edit didn't stick very well.
> I also found this which may be of interest: 
> http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/275269.275272
> It's from 1998, but many of the issues it finds about HTML editors still 
> seem relevant today. Complaints about poor code, overwriting custom 
> changes, and general unreliability are mentioned, which all seem to 
> apply to most of the JS editors today.
> A comparison of WYSIWYG vs WYMIWYG would be very useful.
> --Andrew

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