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#685 WYSIWYG for TXT and LONGTEXT

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Utilities (45)
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2005-02-15
2005-02-11
CemK
No

It could be better to have WYSIWYG editor is available
for TXT and LONGTXT field types.

This could be very beneficial to allow clients to edit their
web page content if the content has HTML codes.

Best Regards,
CemK

Discussion

    • labels: 317622 --> Utilities
    • milestone: --> Needs_decision
    • priority: 5 --> 3
     
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    I would vote against this feature. A WYSIWYG HTML editor is
    a very complex tool. And honestly, I don't want to code
    something like this with JavaScript.

     
  • Thomas Despoix
    Thomas Despoix
    2005-03-01

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    Personnally, I wouldn't go coding this kind of feature
    neither...
    Fortunately, there are opensource components de dedicated to
    that!!
    We have been integrating that HTMLArea in our own project
    Mediboard, with pretty minimal effort and reasonable
    stability. Not to say that the component is highly, I mean
    limitlessly, customizable.

    I'm not saying it's a must-have, i'm saying it's a can-be-done.

     
  • Canadaman
    Canadaman
    2005-03-04

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    not a good idea..i say it shouldn't be put in, as its not
    needed by most.

     
  • David Lloyd
    David Lloyd
    2005-05-04

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    Wait, wait... the feature request isn't necessarily asking
    for the pma team to code their own WYSIWYG editor... perhaps
    an integration could be considered?

    Personally, I think integrating with FCKEditor, which is
    already well-established, would be a GREAT move. Either a
    global setting for all TXT and LONGTXT fields to use FCK
    instead, or something that keeps tracks of which fields in
    which tables are supposed to use it... depending on how it
    was implemented, it could work with other WYSIWYG editors as
    well, but FCK is the front-runner and to me the most logical
    candidate.

    Coding your own would be very ill-advised, but an
    integration as mentioned above would lend PMA all sorts of
    usefulness as a makeshift content management system. I
    personally have been editing HTML in the very restricting
    plain old textbox for years, and I'd love, aboslutely love,
    to see this happen. I'd use it every other day, and it'd
    make my life a hundred times easier.

     
  • CemK
    CemK
    2005-05-04

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    Well, of course i did mean "integration", i know creating a
    new one is really headache.

    I have personally many sites similar to content management
    systems, and my clients doing copy-paste from frontpage :)

    Regards,

     
  • David Lloyd
    David Lloyd
    2005-12-27

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    Any thoughts on the clarified version of this request - to
    include, in a pluggable fashion, the ability to use editors
    like FXK and TinyMCE to edit TEXT fields? This could be
    tracked on a column-by-column basis in the PMA database or
    set globally for all textfields...