Through the web editor

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1 Definition

  • A Through the web (TTW) editor - also called Web-based editor must work in a web browser window and replaces either a textarea or adds it's own editable fragment. In order to make it work your webserver needs to include some JavaScript code in pages served.
  • A simple TTW editor just assists the user to insert tags. A WYSIWYG TTW editor let's the user edit in more or less WYSIWYG mode. Usually, the user also can see and edit the produced code.
  • Usually, a TTW produces a subset of HTML code, but there also exist editors that produce other syntax, e.g. XML applications or Wiki markup.

2 Software

Here is a sampler of TTW editors (see the links below or the JavaScript links page for more):

  • TinYMCE Small, XHTML, crossplatform and Opensource (popular with open source portals).
  • Bitflux XML capable
  • Wikiwyg Wiki capable
  • Xinha Complex HTML/XHTML
  • Whizzywig Simple to use WYSIWYG editor

Most portalware today includes TTW editors (sometimes more than one from which an administrator can choose). On the other hand, there are still a lot of portals that use not very functional ones ...

3 Links