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Rich Browser Editor with "abstraction layer" (customizable code)?

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I am looking for a "WYSIWYG" style, browser-based editor for (X)HTML
content. It should (at least) run under Windows, preferably in
Mozilla/Firefox, but IE would be OK, too.

Now I know there are dozens of these beasts. I am looking for one with
an "abstraction layer". What I mean by this is that the formatting
applied to the code and its presentation onscreen should be completely
separate and customizable.

An example:

Let's assume that I want to give people a "Bold" icon, because, well,
people just seem to love bold :) . Instead of entering deprecated
<b>bold</b> tags, though, it should e.g. insert <em
class="new">Emphasis</em> - or whatever. In the same manner, I'd like
to work with DIVs, SPANs and attributes for paragraphs (e.g. <p
class="caption">).

So this editor should be able to display

- text in various sizes, colors, styles
- (Nested) lists
- hyperlinks (for text and images)
- tables
- images (image maps would be über-cool, but that's probably a bit
much)

Finally, the thing should be modular, i.e. I want to present only a
restricted set of controls to the user.

Does anyone know of such an editor or maybe an existing product that
could be tweaked to behave as described here? It would be *very*
helpful ...

TIA.

Jul 23 '05 #1
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David Winter wrote:
I am looking for a "WYSIWYG" style, browser-based editor for (X)HTML
content. It should (at least) run under Windows, preferably in
Mozilla/Firefox, but IE would be OK, too.

Now I know there are dozens of these beasts. I am looking for one with
an "abstraction layer". What I mean by this is that the formatting
applied to the code and its presentation onscreen should be completely
separate and customizable.


Maybe you will find one here :
http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/projects/cms/ttw/ttw.html

Keep us informed !
Jul 23 '05 #2

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Pierre Goiffon wrote:
David Winter wrote:
I am looking for a "WYSIWYG" style, browser-based editor for (X)HTML


Maybe you will find one here :
http://www.bris.ac.uk/is/projects/cms/ttw/ttw.html


Missing from that list is tinyMCE
<URL:http://sourceforge.net/projects/tinymce/>

I like this one because it is more easily customized than most others.
It wasn't that hard to turn it into a plain content editor rather than a
so-called WYSIWYG/design type of editor.

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Jul 23 '05 #3

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What about Amaya? Is it only me finding it useless and broken or not?
It promised to be the Holy Graal of Xhtml compatibility but I cannot
get it working....

Jul 23 '05 #4

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pr0f3550r wrote:
What about Amaya? Is it only me finding it useless and broken or not?
It promised to be the Holy Graal of Xhtml compatibility but I cannot
get it working....


I think David Winter needs something to propose a rich text input in a
web page, inside a browser. Not a standalone editor.
Jul 23 '05 #5

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David Winter wrote:
I am looking for a "WYSIWYG" style, browser-based editor for (X)HTML
content. It should (at least) run under Windows, preferably in
Mozilla/Firefox, but IE would be OK, too.

Now I know there are dozens of these beasts. I am looking for one with
an "abstraction layer". What I mean by this is that the formatting
applied to the code and its presentation onscreen should be completely
separate and customizable.


You will find an online demo here:
<http://www.onpage2.com>

It's XHTML1.0 Strict after you edit, and there will be both WYSIWYG as
well as an abstraction layer.

You can see a demo video here:
<http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/...#1092343308601
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Jul 23 '05 #6

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