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SMF Development => Feature Requests => Applied or Declined Requests => Topic started by: Acf on September 23, 2005, 04:21:48 AM

Title: what you see = what you get
Post by: Acf on September 23, 2005, 04:21:48 AM
hey hi :P

Wouldn't it be cool to start your topic wysiwyg?
Now a day in my country the number of slow connections is dropping rapidly, so the size of it will  in the future be negageable. Because it going faster and faster.  And also the noobs would find easier to post things.

Maybe flash or ActiveX?
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Ivan Minic on September 23, 2005, 04:59:46 AM
I think this has already been discussed... because of server issues, i can't search, but i know that few topics have been posted..
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Ben_S on September 23, 2005, 04:16:10 PM
More like wysinwyg.

I absolutly detest the thing on vB boards and resent the fact that many board admins enable it by default meaning I have to take up 2 precious m inutes of my time looking for the option to disable it.
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: ExistenZ on September 25, 2005, 06:31:39 PM
I like WYSIWYG.....its....cute. bUt sometimes it can be a real pain.
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Oldiesmann on September 26, 2005, 10:11:01 AM
If we added a WYSIWYG editor, we'd have to hack up all the bbcode and post functions to convert all the HTML output to bbcode, and change any remaining HTML tags to &lt;tag&gt; (&lt; is < and &gt; is >), then figure out whether or not the resulting message exceeds the maximum size... It would slow things down quite a bit in my opinion.
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Acf on September 26, 2005, 12:42:41 PM
Most of the work would be on the user side of things. A flashfile should be able to output bbcode to the server i geuss... The negative point would be a bigger pagesize...
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Ben_S on September 26, 2005, 05:48:37 PM
And users posting with daft formatting that makes things harder to read only for the reason they can so so easilly.

I can see it now.

Still, as long as it can be totally disabled.
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: bmwboy on September 26, 2005, 05:57:10 PM
Yeah! wysiwyg would be cool! But, there should be an easily visible link, that says "disable wysiwyg"
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Wyld on September 26, 2005, 07:06:28 PM
A mate of mine was looking into writing a flash based editor to provide a wysiwyg environment, which passed the bbcode back to the system as if there was no fancy editor.  He gave up after a while though as he was pretty much a newbie flash devleoper and just got stuck.

Anyone here like writing flash? ;)
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Dannii on September 26, 2005, 10:48:43 PM
Don't use flash!
If this ever became a feature it would have to be gmail quality. And have permissions attached. Perhaps only trusted people could have it so that newbies don't hurt our eyes with ugly formatting.
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Acf on September 27, 2005, 01:20:14 PM
http://www.webessence.nl/testdir/rtiframe/rtiframe.php
only for w3c browsers

something like that
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Wyld on September 28, 2005, 11:15:27 PM
http://www.webessence.nl/testdir/rtiframe/rtiframe.php
only for w3c browsers

something like that

 :o

Oooooh, thats nice!
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Dannii on September 28, 2005, 11:18:59 PM
Hopefully the finished one wouldn't be in dutch :P
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: Enc0der on September 30, 2005, 01:38:54 PM
HTMLArea (http://www.dynarch.com/projects/htmlarea/) is even more 1337...

Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: JayBachatero on October 02, 2005, 01:36:52 AM
HTMLArea (http://www.dynarch.com/projects/htmlarea/) is even more 1337...



it looks real nice.
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: gijs on January 25, 2006, 05:09:04 AM
HTMLArea (http://www.dynarch.com/projects/htmlarea/) is even more 1337...



it looks real nice.

I agree, especially this, one which allows also tables:
http://www.dynarch.com/demos/htmlarea/examples/table-operations.html

Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: ExistenZ on January 26, 2006, 01:40:46 PM
Well, is this ever going to become a reality?
Title: Re: what you see = what you get
Post by: gijs on January 28, 2006, 09:05:09 AM
I hope so, it sure looks many people like to have this feature, considering all current and past requests for it...