WYSIWYG Editor Based On Webkit

Registered by Rob Oakes on 2009-09-28

While BloGtk 2.0 is an excellent start for a Linux based blog editor, it could be made even better by adding a WYSIWYG editor, similar to that seen included as part of Windows Live Writer (windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com). Fortunately, Webkit has the ability to natively edit HTML by wrapping it in the contentEditable html tag (http://webkit.org/projects/editing/index.html).

While it is conceivable that not all of the necessary editing commands would be available through the Python bindings, other WYSIWYG editors based on Webkit have been developed through the use of javascript (http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2009/03/12/wysiwyg-html-editor/) and could serve as an example of how to implement similar features.

I would be happy to collaborate in planning, writing and deploying this feature. If interested, please contact me at <email address hidden>.

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JayReding on 2009-12-06

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Dec. 6, 2009: Preliminary work on adding WSIWYG editor: right now the bindings produce horrible code, but basic working prototype is running without segfaults. Will continue investigating ways of producing better code.

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