WYSIWYG Reality Check: It Aint Working
list_ob at gmx.net
Sun May 22 05:24:08 CDT 2011
Petko Yotov wrote:
>The WYSIWYG feature is very much requested and if it is done well, it may*
>break the barriers to PmWiki adoption by users unwilling or unable to read the
>BasicEditing page from the documentation or even the cheatsheet under the
>editing text area. It is on my todo list, but without contract deadlines, as
>we spoke earlier.
"users unwilling or unable" is an apt description of the problem. I've
seen such users (but can't say whether they are unwilling or whether
it's really a hard for them).
Luckily, most other users _are_ able to use Wiki markup, and after a
kind reminder, they are even able to use "Preview" instead of "Save".
>That doesn't mean that nobody else could work on an implementation.
>Other features, often requested and arguably very useful are UTF-8 migration +
>RTL support + encode filenames, multiple file uploads, image manager (rotate,
>rename, edit metadata), section editing, table of contents, PDF generation,
>zip export, easier user watchlists, admin interface, notify on upload, ...
>review and update the doc translation in French, ...
>Some existing recipes already provide some of these functions, but only work
>in some cases, or do much more than what is really needed. For example, a PDF
e.g. the current "attachtable" version with image metadata handling
got a bit extensive. I would love to see a stripped version.
Oliver Betz, Muenchen (oliverbetz.de)
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