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Feb 24, 2003, 5:38 PM

Post #1 of 4 (5444 views)
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So, now we have htmlArea 3.0 Alpha.

The Question to all the other Userīs and Developerīs is:

what Status have htmlArea 3.0 really for making modīs to this Version?

Iīm asking because i was thinking about to add the other modīs of htmlArea 2.0 to the 3.0 Version, but itīs not usefull to add this modīs if this Version is not the real Release.

any Ideaīs from the Developerīs Side? :-).

Iīm fascinated of the Speed and the Browser-Compatilibty of this Version.. like all the otherīs.


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Feb 24, 2003, 10:51 PM

Post #2 of 4 (5436 views)
Re: [AtK] adding modīs [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Atk,

I'd hold off for now, lots of stuff will change, lots of things are broken. We plan to fix them in the coming days/weeks. However, I was thinking about creating a separate forum just for htmlArea addons. To keep all those posts together in one place. What do you think about that?

Some examples of broken things... If you're curious. : )

Pressing enter does different things in IE and Mozilla, in Mozilla it adds one line, in IE, two lines.

The built in browser function "execCommand" behaves differently in both browsers. IE makes things bold like <b>this</b>, where as Mozilla does it <span style="font-weight: bold">like this</span>. We're thinking about emulating everything that execCommand does in javascript, for consistency between browsers. That may not happen for 1.0 though.

Also, we're working on a new system to make it really easy to add buttons. So less code has to change when you want to implement a new feature or add a feature someone else has implemented.

PS: I'm really fascinated by the reported speed difference too... I've been meaning to track down exactly why that was faster. Right now I'm not totally sure. heh. : )

Dave Edis - Senior Developer


Feb 25, 2003, 1:35 AM

Post #3 of 4 (5429 views)
Re: [Dave] adding modīs [In reply to] Can't Post

Think it's a great idea to make a new forum item for the add-ons.

Maybe users with a public accessible site can post the URL also so we can see who is using what and where. Yesterday i found a application that use HtmlArea, must say it's fun seeing where others using HtmlArea for.

For development or re-design add-ons I certainly will wait for a more finished version.
At this moment HtmlArea 2 is doing everything I need (certainly if you know that I first use normal textboxes) so for me there is now hurry and i can wait for a stable release.
But when there is a version 3 I will convert my version to Htmlarea 3 as fast as I can.



Feb 25, 2003, 7:25 AM

Post #4 of 4 (5410 views)
Re: [redspider] adding modīs [In reply to] Can't Post

A single Phorum is to less or?

We have htmlArea 1/2/3a :).

I think a CVS is the best solution *hugh* :).

But in this alpha-release itīs not necessary, cause a lot of things will change.



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