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HTMLArea 3.0-beta released


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.

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mishoo
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Aug 11, 2003, 7:19 PM

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Hi everybody,

I released version 3.0-beta of HTMLArea. You can take a look here: http://dynarch.com/htmlarea/.

Main highlights are plugin interface, table operations and spell checker plugins, ability to add custom drop-down boxes and custom buttons to the toolbar, performance improvements, bug fixing. And many more, of course ;-)

Download it from sourceforge.

Code is pretty stable, I would say, but I thought it's not yet ready for "final" 3.0 because:

1. it lacks documentation (there is some, though, but very slim)
2. core translations need to be updated
3. two plugins need to be translated

Everybody that sent translations is invited to review their work and make it up-to-date according to what can be found in "lang/en.js" which is the main i18n file. ;-)

Thank you all for your continous feedback! Share and enjoy ;-)
--
Mihai Bazon,
dynarch.com
Applied Web Standards

(This post was edited by Benjamin on Aug 19, 2003, 2:34 PM)


AtK
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Aug 12, 2003, 1:00 AM

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Great work!

The Spell-Checker is AMAZING!!!!!!!

And now to the bugs :-)

OS: Windows 2000
Browser: internet explorer 6.0.2600.0000IC
Reproduce: in table click cell properties
failure:
- row: 303
- sign: 3
- Error: 'element.align' is null or no object
- Code: 0
where: fully-loaded.html

greatings and keep up the good work!

greetz
AtK


chet
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Aug 12, 2003, 7:50 AM

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Thanks, great work.

It's a little bit difficult to install. Everything works now exept I get an error on line 554

this._ta_size = {
w: textarea.offsetWidth,
h: textarea.offsetHeight

In my php file I use this line for the textarea

<textarea id="ta" name="newcontent" style="width:100%" cols="$colswysiwyg" rows="$rowswysiwyg">


bill@wemc.net
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Aug 12, 2003, 8:12 AM

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Great work. Can't wait to start craming this into my setup. However, I don't run Perl w/ IIS so I will have look into that.


bill@wemc.net
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Aug 12, 2003, 8:14 AM

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btw, some of the images in the CVS are hosed up again.


Ramius
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Aug 12, 2003, 10:21 AM

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It looks good to me in IE6.0, but how about support for Firebird? Firebird is just Mozilla 1.4 with a slimmed down user-interface. Or maybe it works with firebird and you are just doing some kind of Browser ID-check at http://dynarch.com/htmlarea/ that you shouldn't be doing?



p.s. now that the beta is out, you should change the name of this forum to "htmlArea v3.0 - Beta Release"


mishoo
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Aug 12, 2003, 10:39 AM

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It should work in Firebird-0.6.1 -- that one is the only official release so far that has Midas support. It works in my Firebird which is compiled from CVS about 2 weeks before 0.6.1 was released.

I don't really have the ability to change the forum title ;-) probably some other forum will come up soon.
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Mihai Bazon,
dynarch.com
Applied Web Standards


Ramius
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Aug 12, 2003, 10:48 AM

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ah, I have one of the 0.4 nightlies still. (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021029 Phoenix/0.4) I never found a reason to upgrade beyond that, but I guess here is a reason.

So you are saying that htmlArea uses MIDAS to do its thing? I thought it was entirely HTML/Javascript? Or am I misunderstanding what midas is?


EDIT: ah, nevermind. I see what midas is, now.


(This post was edited by Ramius on Aug 12, 2003, 11:12 AM)


mishoo
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Aug 12, 2003, 11:14 AM

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You misunderstood Midas ;-) Midas it's an interface that basically allows an IFRAME (or even a frame in itself) to become editable. It also provides useful features such as "make this selection bold", or "insert an url at caret position". Most of the functionality could be emulated through JS, except the part that makes the IFRAME editable. The caret is displayed by the browser itself, not by our JS code.

However, to clear the confusion, the Mozilla Composer is accessed through JavaScript. Midas is the interface that allows us to do so.
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Mihai Bazon,
dynarch.com
Applied Web Standards


Ramius
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Aug 12, 2003, 11:16 AM

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Does Safari or Opera support anything like this, or will there never be an HTMLArea for those browsers?


chet
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Aug 12, 2003, 12:21 PM

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I still have some questions and perhaps bugs.

It convert all image url to http://mydomein.com/images/test.jpg

So all the images of a complete host must be in one directory ?

How to include a css style sheet, not only the body ?


mishoo
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Aug 12, 2003, 2:22 PM

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For the second question, there's only one answer at the time: include a CSS body like this: @import url("http://path/to/your.css"). But this workaround is not bad at all, isn't it? :-)

About converting URL-s to absolute, I'm not sure.. it might be a IE-only problem (are you using IE or Mozilla, by the way?). I'll try to look into it.
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Mihai Bazon,
dynarch.com
Applied Web Standards


sroussey
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Aug 14, 2003, 12:17 AM

Post #13 of 222 (255394 views)
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I released version 3.0-beta of HTMLArea. You can take a look here: http://dynarch.com/htmlarea/

Fantastic!


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performance improvements



One improvement that tends to make a dramatic difference for more or less high volume sites is reducing the number of downloads per page. In this case, the number of images for a fully loaded setup is pretty high. In the future it might work out well if all the toolbar images were in a single image, but simply clipped for each button...

Anyhow, it looks great. I want to switch to this for my site. :) Smile


AtK
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Aug 14, 2003, 4:20 AM

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One improvement that tends to make a dramatic difference for more or less high volume sites is reducing the number of downloads per page. In this case, the number of images for a fully loaded setup is pretty high. In the future it might work out well if all the toolbar images were in a single image, but simply clipped for each button...

Anyhow, it looks great. I want to switch to this for my site. :) Smile


For v2 there is such a solution.. anywhere in the forum :)

greetz
AtK


mishoo
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Aug 14, 2003, 4:52 AM

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The reason why it's difficult to implement is because of the new plugin-based structure. For instance, the plugin images now reside in each plugin's "img" directory, not in the core editor "images". Also, plugins may be loaded or not -- that's up to developer to decide. For instance, he who does not need the table functionality certainly wouldn't want to load the file, because it's huge (35K).

One idea is to have one image per plugin. I'll think about it.

Also, I am thinking about ways to reduce the JS code size. There are some, but at the cost of reducing the code readability a bit.

And finally, the 3.0 release will contain stripped-down versions of all JS files (that is, no comments, no whitespaces). This typically reduces the size by about 25-30%.
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Mihai Bazon,
dynarch.com
Applied Web Standards


kowitz
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Aug 14, 2003, 1:18 PM

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Having trouble with multiple htmlareas on the same form submitting. Only one will actually take unless I switch all of them to html view before I submit.

Anyone have further reading on this issue? Perhaps I'm just missing something simple. Smile

[thanks for the quick answer. figured I hadn't looked hard enough!]

Thanks,

Kurt


(This post was edited by kowitz on Aug 14, 2003, 1:31 PM)


mishoo
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Aug 14, 2003, 1:27 PM

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This issue has been previously reported, and the good news it's fixed ;-) One day after the Beta release. If you grab htmlarea.js from CVS you'll be fine.
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Mihai Bazon,
dynarch.com
Applied Web Standards


Bogdan
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Aug 14, 2003, 1:51 PM

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Hi

Thanks Mishoo for that great program (htmlarea3)

I have just installed HTMLArea3 and

if I use IE "undo" and "redo" functions don't work

if I change to NS everything is OK

OS -> Windows XP pro

IE -> ver. 6.0.2600 NS -> 7.1

Any idea ?

Thank you


(This post was edited by Bogdan on Aug 14, 2003, 1:55 PM)


Mike R
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Aug 14, 2003, 5:59 PM

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p.s. now that the beta is out, you should change the name of this forum to "htmlArea v3.0 - Beta Release"


Thanks for pointing that out, Ramius. I've renamed this forum accordingly.
Mike Roulston
interactivetools.com


mrnetfellow
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Aug 14, 2003, 10:08 PM

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The documentation for 3.0 doesn't mention that you may need to set the URLs in the htmlarea.js file (since it defaults to a relative "images/" and "popups/" which of course only work if your htmlarea box is on a page actually IN the htmlarea/ folder!)

Also, if your page with the htmlarea box is NOT in the htmlarea/ folder, the buttons and stylesheet don't seem to load correctly. I tracked the button issue to being a problem where in htmlarea.js, it refers to the buttons directly by the "images/" directory instead of using the this.imgURL it defines earlier. Not sure about the CSS problem.

The tricky thing is, the example pages work fine, but that's only because they are actually within the htmlarea/ folder. Move them into a subfolder or a test folder, and they have the same issues.


afortaleza
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Aug 15, 2003, 8:34 AM

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Congratulations for your GREAT work ! I'm using Mozilla 1.5 alpha in my Windows machine and it runs smoothly here. This is the best tool around for WYSIWYG HTML Editing.

Thank you and keep the great work.

Anderson Fortaleza


mishoo
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Aug 15, 2003, 9:04 AM

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Hi,

Indeed, it's a bit undocumented feature (I've told this before, the documentation needs to be reorganized and rewritten). You need to set the _editor_url global variable with the path to editor. Example:


Code
<script type="text/javascript"> 
_editor_url = "/HTMLArea-3.0-beta"; // omit the final slash
</script>

<!-- load the core files here -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="/HTMLArea-3.0-beta/htmlarea.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/HTMLArea-3.0-beta/lang/en.js"></script>

<!-- other files here, HTMLArea will know where to find them -->
<script type="text/javascript">
HTMLArea.loadPlugin("TableOperations");
HTMLArea.loadPlugin("SpellChecker");
</script>


If the above doesn't work then we _have_ a bug. Otherwise, it's misdocumentation ;-) I really hope I'll find time to write documentation for 3.0 final, because it's definitely needed.
--
Mihai Bazon,
dynarch.com
Applied Web Standards


chet
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Aug 15, 2003, 9:47 AM

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For me that give an table not found error.



I did it this way

<script type="text/javascript" src="htmlarea/htmlarea.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="htmlarea/lang/<?php echo $editor ?>"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="htmlarea/dialog.js"></script>
<!-- <script type="text/javascript" src="htmlarea/popupdiv.js"></script> -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="htmlarea/popupwin.js"></script>

<!-- load the TableOperations plugin files -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="htmlarea/plugins/TableOperations/table-operations.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="htmlarea/plugins/TableOperations/lang/en.js"></script>

and in htmlarea.js

this.editorURL = "htmlarea/";


mrnetfellow
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Aug 15, 2003, 1:01 PM

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Thanks. I ended up having to do it as follows:




<script type="text/javascript">
_editor_url = "/htmlarea/"; // omit the final slash
</script>

<!-- load the core files here -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="/htmlarea/htmlarea.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/htmlarea/lang/en.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/htmlarea/dialog.js"></script>
<!-- <script type="text/javascript" src="/htmlarea/popupdiv.js"></script> -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="/htmlarea/popupwin.js"></script>
<style type="text/css">@import url(/htmlarea/htmlarea.css)</style>

<!-- other files here, htmlArea will know where to find them -->
<script type="text/javascript">
// HTMLArea.loadPlugin("TableOperations");
// HTMLArea.loadPlugin("SpellChecker");
</script>

<style type="text/css">
@import url(/htmlarea/htmlarea.css);
</style>



One odd thing... when I left the trailing slash out of the _editor_url, it kept trying to find images at /htmlareaimages/, so I put it back in and that worked.


mishoo
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Aug 15, 2003, 1:17 PM

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One odd thing... when I left the trailing slash out of the _editor_url, it kept trying to find images at /htmlareaimages/, so I put it back in and that worked.


shit happens :-D
--
Mihai Bazon,
dynarch.com
Applied Web Standards

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