Item1535: "Typewriter" applied to bold text does not work
If I select ordinary bold
text and click the "typewriter text" button in the WYSIWYG editor, then the editor shows the text as
. When I click save, the text reverts to bold
However, if I select ordinary
text, and click the "bold" button, then the editor shows the text as
and this formatting is saved correctly, too.
Similarly, if I apply "typewriter" to "italic" text, it does not work. But applying "italic" to "typewriter" text does work.
Here is the result from applying typewriter, bold and italics, in different orders:
* <span class="WYSIWYG_TT"> __bold, then italic, then typewriter.__ </span>
* <strong><em>bold, then typewriter, then italic. </em><br /></strong>
* <span class="WYSIWYG_TT"> __italic, then bold, then typewriter.__ </span>
* <strong><span class="WYSIWYG_TT"> _italic, then typewriter, then bold._ </span></strong>
* <em> ==typewriter, then bold, then italic.== </em>
* __typewriter, then italic, then bold.__
- 27 Apr 2009
I looked to see what WysiwygPlugin
receives if I select bold
text and click the "typewriter text" button in the WYSIWYG editor, and then save.
seems designed to handle
w3c validator says both are valid and the WysiwygPlugin
's documentation suggests that it is intended to work with a variety of HTML editors, so perhaps WysiwygPlugin
should handle both variations of HTML.
At the same time, _nodeChange in editor_plugin_src.js
expects the WYSIWYG_TT class to be applied to a
(line 176). This suggests that TinyMCE
should not apply this class to a
- 01 May 2009
This problem shows itself in other ways, too. If I select a whole paragraph and make it typewriter text, TMCE applies the WYSIWYG_TT class to the
tag. And that is lost when I save.
- 02 May 2009
After a discussion with CDot
on #foswiki (slightly refactored here):
- CDot said the idea behind the "WYSIWYG_TT" class allocation is that TT on a P should turn into a PRE block. But it didn't work, because it added unwanted semantics (respecting linebreaks).
- CDot: ideally TT will work identically to <strong> and <em>
- However, TMCE just uses the MIDAS commands
- CDot: "Bold" and "Italic" are MIDAS commands. http://www.mozilla.org/editor/midas-spec.html Midas is awfully clever about how it re-arranges the HTML to support bolding selections over block boundaries, for example and there is (was) no mechanism in TMC to emulate that. The best I could do was to use the mceSetCSSClass command. Unfortunately that doesn't create a span if a suitable existing element exists. So you could argue it either way; WysiwygPlugin could support TT of all element types, or TMCE could be persuaded to generate a consistent construct for TT.
- MTempest: That is what I found And I don't know which way is better, in the long run.
- CDot: well, consider what happens when we plug in another editor (Xinha, FCK). A solution in WysiwygPlugin is better for that
- There is a knotty, problem, though. CDot: TML doesn't support a clean solution to <p class="WYSIWYG_TT">. You can't use
=text=, because a <p> can contain linebreaks [and] you can't even use <code>, because a <p> may contain block elements, and <code> only works inline so you have to use <pre>, which adds unwanted semantics (respecting linebreaks).
- CDot said TOM will not solve this problem.
- 03 May 2009