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Interesting evaluation of editors

Postby Enchos on Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:58 pm

This evaluation contains some interesting points about WYSIWYG editors and some common mistakes. It might be a good idea to keep those in mind, eg:

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* Remove toolbar buttons for rarely used markup items such as justified text (justified text on the web is bad for readability).
* The default installation should provide buttons or menu options for inline quotes, blockquotes and acronyms.
* When creating a table, headers should be created by default instead of forcing the user to add them later. Throw in a default caption as well to make sure content editors do the right thing.
* Make sure images without alt-text specified receives an empty alt attribute.
* Do not use the icon for “indent leftâ€
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Postby jfh on Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:30 pm

Thanks for pointing us this nice article - I agree with most criterias.
I'd like to implement acronyms and nested lists in next version, btw.
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Re: Interesting evaluation of editors

Postby jelledesramaults on Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:19 pm

"Make sure images without alt-text specified receives an empty alt attribute. "

WYM discards empty alt attributes, wich makes our pages non-valid XHTML.
Even when I enter them manually via the HTML editor WYM discards them again on page save.

We keep having to remove our "Valid XHTML" links on our webpages because of this... very annoying.
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Re: Interesting evaluation of editors

Postby mr_lundis on Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:00 pm

There is a newer comparison available here:
http://www.standards-schmandards.com/20 ... or-test-2/
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