On Tue, 23 May 2000, Heiko Stoermer wrote:
> I've been working with Zope for quite some time now, and one point that
> always slows me down is DTML or SQL source editing in the well-known
> wonderful textboxes. You all like them...
> My question:
> Do you like the idea of having a slim java-based editor applet instead
> of the textarea?
> (NO, not a 400k editor with WYSIWYG preview and an exotic scripting
> engine - it's supposed to be _very_ slim)
> Please give me feedback on this, because if the community wants such a
> thing, I might start working on it.
I would love one.
If you you proceed, it would be nice if the applet allowed pluggable
backends. In this way, one applet would exist that would allow the
user to select one of a number of different editors to use (which
should keep the Brief users, the Emacs users, the Notepad users and the
Vi users all happy - provided they can be bothered implementing their
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