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HTML Editing

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General infos

Browsers

Mozilla ("Midas")

IE ("HTML Edit")

Opera

Safari

Compatibility

General

Overview of exisiting WYSIWYG editors

Editor License Pro/Con
YUI RTE BSD Pro
works with all well-known browsers ( IE / Gecko / Opera / Safari / Konquerer )
Con
Still in Beta (although the final release version should be out soon).
     
Xinha HTMLArea (BSD based)
     
RTE Creative Commons
     
RTEF MIT Pro
works with all well-known browsers ( IE / Gecko / Opera / Safari / Konquerer )
Con
no user-feedback e.g. which font or size is currently used
     
WYMEditor MIT/GPL Pro
produces XHTML, uses CSS
Con
currently only available for IE and Gecko
     
dojo BSD
     
TinyMCE LGPL
     
FCKEdit GPL, LGPL and MPL
     
Solmetra GPL
     
FreeRTE Creative Commons
     
CMSimple AGPL
     
XStandard lite Freeware
     
Loki GPL
     
Whizzywig -

Browser-specific overview of "execCommand"

command Mozilla IE Opera Safari
Bold X X X X
Italic X X X X
Underline X X X X
Strikethrough X X X X
         
Color        
BackColor X X X X
ForeColor X X X X
HiliteColor X - - X
         
Font Handling        
FontName X X X X
FontSize X X X X
IncreaseFontSize X - X -
DecreaseFontSize X - X -
Subscript X X X X
Superscript X X X X
         
Formatting and CSS        
ContentReadOnly X - X -
StyleWidthCSS X - - -
UseCSS X - X -
RemoveFormat X X X X
         
User actions        
Copy X X - X
Paste X X - X
Cut X X X X
Delete X X X X
Undo - X X X
Redo - X X X
Print - X - X
SaveAs - X - -
         
Alignment        
JustifyLeft X X X X
JustifyCenter X X X X
JustifyRight X X X X
JustifyFull X - X X
Indent X X - X
Outdent X X - X
         
Hyperlinks        
CreateLink X X X X
Unlink X X X X
         
Lists        
InsertOrderedList X X X X
InsertUnorderedList X X X X
         
Basic (formatting) elements        
FormatBlock X X X X
Heading X - - -
InsertParagraph X X X X
InsertImage X X X X
InsertButton - X - -
InsertFieldset - X - -
InsertHorizontalRule - X X X
InsertHTML X - X X
InsertIFrame - X - -
         
Form elements        
InsertInputButton - X - -
InsertInputCheckbox - X - -
InsertInputFileUpload - X - -
InsertInputHidden - X - -
InsertInputImage - X - -
InsertInputPassword - X - -
InsertInputRadio - X - -
InsertInputReset - X - -
InsertInputSubmit - X - -
InsertInputText - X - -
InsertSelectDropdown - X - -
InsertSelectListbox - X - -
InsertTextArea - X - -
InsertMarquee - X - -
         
Bookmarking        
CreateBookmark - X - -
UnBookmark - X - -
         
Selection and status handling        
SelectAll X X X X
Unselect - X X X
MultipleSelection - X - -
Overwrite - X - -
Refresh - X - -
         
Misc        
2D-Position - X - -
AbsolutePosition - X - -
LiveResize - X - -
gethtml X - - -
contentReadOnly X - - -
insertBrOnReturn X - - -
enableObjectResizing X - - -
enableInlineTableEditing X - - -