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The fck does not stand for what you think it does either. I think it is the developers initials or soemthing.
Anyway it isn't perfect but it the best one I have found that is open source. I was able to make some customizations quite easly. We went through 3 others before settling on this one.
This will add some html tags. For example it will want to add <tbody> after your <table> if you don't add it yourself, things like that. It also does closing of sigular tags. So <br> becomes <br />. Nothing bad though.
and then you go to the "normal view" for a moment, and then switch back to the "source view" you will find this:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
This is clearly unacceptable. Thus my message is an attempt to find a WYSIWYG editor that:
won't change SS scripting or that won't re-format HTML or add a DOCTYPE
Refer here [forum.nvudev.org] to see all the people already pissed off about this.
As of yet, Dreamweaver seems to be the only intelligent editor that assumes its users are capable of more than static HTML code and LEAVES YOUR PREVIOUS CODE ALONE.
Essentially what I'm looking for is an open source solution so that clients change work I've already done. I've been looking for years. Why is this soooo hard, when most through-the-web wysiwyg editors, don't do it?
I'm afraid some of you don't really understand the question. "SS scripting" in the question refers to server side scripting. None of the WYSIWYG editors mentioned here or that exist anywhere (except dreamweaver) leave your formatting in tact. They ad DOCTYPE and meta tags and strip your SS scripting, that would include that info via head and footer scripts.
If any of you have truly found one (that is not through the web) PPPLLLEEEAASE let me know
However, I will also agree that there are still some developers who like to work in text editors like textpad.
If you search for WYSIWYG HTML Editors on google then you may get some other alternatives as well.
Ajay Chadha (Director)
[edited by: trillianjedi at 12:54 pm (utc) on May 8, 2006]
[edit reason] Please see TOS. Thanks. [/edit]
I actually code by hand, so don't need a wysiwyg. I use editors like VIM (linux) or UEStudio that are pretty good at very advanced editing features like macros, indentations, word-completion, code folding, etc. I also own dreamweaver by the way.
So I'm not looking for a wysiwyg for me. I'm looking for a free option for my clients. I would hate to use up their web site budget with purchases like dreamweaver. I'd rather them spend their budget on ME :)
And I've been searching for 3 years, not one. So that might explain the earnestness in my tone. I have found some through-the-web editors that are tolerable, but am holding out for a desktop app.
What frustrates me with computers, as everyone knows, is that some of the easiest things end up being the hardest for no good reason. I'm sure I'm not alone.