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Announcing htmlArea


The htmlArea 2 & 3 editors have been discontinued.

We've made these forums available as a read-only reference and knowledge-base for people using or developing editors based on htmlArea 2 or 3.

Anyone who is interested in taking over version 2 or 3 is free to do so. All we ask is that you choose a new name that doesn't have "htmlarea" in it to avoid confusion with this site. We'll even give you a link in the directory to make it easier for people to find you. If you are developing or hosting an htmlArea based-editor under a new name, please submit it to our directory.

 


Dave
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Aug 14, 2002, 7:22 PM

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In the near future we're going to be releasing an open source product called "htmlArea". htmlArea will be a WYSIWYG editor replacement for <textarea> tags. Basically, you'll be able to enter one line of javascript and have any standard textarea converted to a rich-text WYSIWYG editor much like the one in our forum.

The editor will require IE5.5+ (windows only) to work, just as most of the other web based WYSIWYG editors currently on the market due, but it is completely backwards compatible. Older browsers and Mac users will still get a fully functional textarea as they would have otherwise.

We want to make this as open as possible, so basically you'll be able to use this in any of the existing scripts you may have, use it in commercial programs, resell it, whatever. If you can add a single line of javascript, you can add a WYSIWYG editor. The only restriction will be that you don't remove the about page (with the license and homepage link) linked from the about button [ ? ] on the interface.

I'm going to be posting another message shortly for feedback on the license we're planning to use so stay tuned for that and feel free to post any other questions or comments you may have here.

Lastly, the htmlArea (unbranded) will be featured in the upcoming version of Article Manager which is just about the be released.

Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com


MalaK_3araby
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Aug 15, 2002, 12:04 PM

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Hi Dave

This is some good news Smile


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Can it be used with non-cgi scripts?

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Dave
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Aug 15, 2002, 1:27 PM

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You bet, you'll be able to use it with anything that can output HTML (Perl , PHP, ASP, JSP, DHTML pages, etc).

Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com


MalaK_3araby
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Aug 15, 2002, 3:39 PM

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CoolYou are making my mouth water.

<waiting 4 it>

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noza
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Aug 22, 2002, 11:30 PM

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Sorry about my newbie ignorance but in the .zip file there is an images folder, a java script and a copuple of html pages. So how do I install this ?

Pat


Dave
Staff / Moderator


Aug 23, 2002, 9:12 AM

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Unzip it all (maintaining the directory structure) and open the file "example.html" in your browser to see the editor in action. You can view the source on that file to see how it's included.

We have some web pages and docs on htmlArea coming soon but if you have any more problems in the mean time just post a message here. : )

Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com

 
 
 


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