[pmwiki-users] WYSIWYG is Indispensable; Moment of Truth

Radu Luchian radu at monicsoft.net
Sat May 28 14:21:47 CDT 2011

:) see below

On Thursday, May 26, 2011, Oliver Betz <list_ob at gmx.net> wrote:
> Radu Luchian wrote:
>>> Editing table data externally, using Text2Tbl or ConvertHTML, is an
>>> workaround.
>>OK, this is getting silly.
> does this express you agree or you disagree?

It means that i disagree with piling features into the wiki - or its
editor - when those features are already available. A wiki is
wiki-wiki when it's small and markup is minimal. Layout control should
be hidden in templates and/or CSS.

>>I would be very happy to see a page-picker for links internal to the wiki,
>>and slightly more user-friendly uploads. Other than this, a visual editor
> Cookbook/Attachtable is very useful.

Thank you. By user-friendly I meant a table like this popping up on
the same page as the editor, when the user presses the Attach button.
Maybe using Ajax, or maybe included on a hidden layer on the edit
page- much like the Preview shows up in the Gemini set of skins.  Same
thing for internal links. I find myself keeping 3-5 pages open when I
edit in earnest: the edited page, a recentChanges page, the uploads
page, and one or two documentation pages.

The nutty thing about attachments in any wikis I had the pleasure to
meet is that in order to use them, you are taken out of the context of
editing the page and transported to a different page.


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