[thelist] Yahoo! like HTML textarea

Sam-I-Am sam at sam-i-am.com
Mon Aug 6 16:56:38 CDT 2001

> heh -- very colourful description, it fits a few people i've known...
> so, um, what kind of html are you interested in, specifically
> i mentioned   a href, strong, em
> anything else on the must-have list?

I think the must have is that it's configurable. But those are good
starters, with 
<br /> and <p></p> (enter and shift+enter) that would cover the basics I

display dimensions would certainly want to be configurable per instance,
and maybe the element list as well? (so as the page author I could
decide to make H1 available in one content area, but not another.. so I
might see <applet...>
	<param name="elementList" value="a,strong,em,p,br,h2,h3">

The point for me is that is doesn't try and do everything a real editor
could do. No tables, no background images - just basic text editing. All
that other stuff should be handled by someone who knows what they're
doing. As a basic principle for these things, you allow people to only
create problems they are able to fix themselves. 

If someone wanted to put the framework together I could probably take it
from there. (insert hopeful grin emoticon)


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