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Locking the HTML Structure

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Nov 23, 2004, 7:09 PM

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Locking the HTML Structure Can't Post

Does anyone know if the following is in the realm of possibility with HTMLAREA:

I need to have an option for HTMLAREA that for the most part locks the basic HTML structure of the html in the textarea form field, but still allows the user to change the text. In other words, the user wouldn't be able to accidently delete a table or an image, when they're updating/changing text. They also wouldn't be able to add new line breaks or paragraphs, or remove existing ones. So, they can make whatever changes they want to the text, but if they try to click on a table, or delete a table, or backspace to delete an image, or click on an image to delete it, etc. they wouldn't be able to do it when this "structure lock" option would be enabled.

If anyone has any idea of whether this is possible, or if they think they can do it, I would be willing to pay for this programming.



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