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What is the impact? How would I do that?

I am curious if it is feasible, and what is the impact, to change the editor that the software uses?

Would that require a wholesale change to the code?
Would that need to be done again, if the software is updated to the latest version?

Looking for ideas here. Any opinions or help?

David Brydson, from BestFit Solutions.
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I don't actually have an answer to your question. But I recall a long time ago a question similar to this came up and I seem to recall that the WYSIWYG editor that is built in has been heavily modified by Chris to have the most features and to have the most overall compatibility with the largest number of browsers. That is not to say that you can't make the attempt but I am sure that like with most editors out there your will run into compatibility problems and I would have to guess that with each update you would have to redue your modes.

Just out of curiosity why change it? It works and it works well…

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Greetings rick,

While I cannot personally speak for the op on why he'd wish to change it, I can say that the WYSIWYG editor in ocPortal is not largely accepted on most browers. In fact I know of only firefox personally that can use it, and I am willing to guess that IE can as well.

Webkit & khtml based browsers such as konqueror, chrome, rekonq, midori, ephiany, safari, and the like can only use the traditional comcode editor. Also the presto based browser, opera, cannot make use of the wysiwyg editor.

Now this may not be a large thing as most users are going to use IE or firefox, with with more and more people picking up a webkit browser (chrome most likely) this could be a growing issue.

Please note that I cannot say for sure if any wysiwyg editors work with these broswers, but I do know that ocPortal's one does not.

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All fair points. It is very likely we will switch out the WYSIWYG browser at some point to support Presto and Webkit browsers.

It is the JAVASCRIPT_EDITING that binds the editor into ocPortal. It is possible (though I can't claim easy) to rewrite that template to use a different editor.


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I would be very interested in that Chris. If you ever need anyone to test that out, I will be glad to do so.


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