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Rich text editors integrated with Domino

Thu 9 Dec 2004, 04:40 PM

by Ben Langhinrichs
There seems to be no shortage of rich text editors available for the web.  Many are based on the Microsoft DHTML editor, while others are Java based or require a plug in for the web client.  I even started a list of them last year, to which I need to add one I heard about today called Fckeditor, believe it or not.

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The first challenge for Domino users is getting these different editors to integrate well with Domino.  Børge Lotre, from whom I heard about Fckeditorputs it well
No matter what editor is used the problems tend to boil down to one thing: how to post the data to Domino. When using only a web client there is no problem, but when you need to use both a web client and the Notes client you have a problem.
Even if you assume that the Notes client should never need to edit the rich text (a lousy assumption, if you ask me), it is a nuisance trying out different rich text editors because each requires getting a sample database up and working, and the various ways the editors interact through Java and JavaScript makes it hard to have a good head to head comparison.

Well, in anticipation of solving the Notes client/web client coexistence, as I hinted yesterday, I am collection sample databases using the various editors.  I have a few, but if you know of any sample databases using any of the third party rich text editors, could you let me know?  I'd appreciate it.

Copyright 2004 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:

246.1. Stephan H. Wissel
(09.12.2004 17:19)

Random thoughts about the Editor Topic:

a) Since it will be HTML only anyway wouldn't it make sense to embed the editor also into a Notes Client form --- anybody did that how did it go?

b) Which of the editors would run on Safari on a Mac?

:-) stw