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How to Create a Text Editor in a Website (like google docs)?

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My eventual goal is to create a text editor ina website, like google docs, or this text editor right here: http://writer.bighugelabs.com/#

My question, then, is this: what are the general steps one would need to take in order to create something like those programs (online text editors)? I don't want actual code, just the general process/idea of what one would need to do, and what programming languages they would need to use.

Thank you.
Jan 31 '13 #1

✓ answered by gits


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gits
5,390 Expert Mod 4TB
for a start look here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_rich-text_editor
Feb 1 '13 #2
kttr
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@gits
What you linked to is great. But that raises another question.

From what I understand, a WYSIWYG editor allows users to write text in website, format it, etc. How would I let them save their work in a file that is stored by the website? From what I've seen, a WYSIWYG editor is made mainly for making posts easier. So, how would I go about creating a saving system that saves the user's work in a file on the website? Again, I don't want anyone to do the work, just some help in being pointed in the right direction.
Feb 3 '13 #3
Rabbit
12,516 Expert Mod 8TB
They save it by passing the user input to a server side script that saves it to either a file or database.
Feb 4 '13 #4

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