Rich-Text Editing with Midas
Monday April 7th, 2003
mike writes: "DevEdge has published an article, written by Doron Rosenberg, that gives an introduction to Midas for web developers. It covers basic usage and the differences between Mozilla's and IE's
"The article is a good getting started guide if you're interested in doing cross-platform, in-browser content editing."
#1 Does Midas have a life past Mozilla 1.4?
Monday April 7th, 2003 8:52 PM
Does Midas have a life past Mozilla 1.4? With focus shifting to Phoenix as the Mozilla browser component after 1.4, and Phoenix not working with Midas since Composer is compiled out, will Midas be converted to a browser extension?
#2 Re: Does Midas have a life past Mozilla 1.4?
Monday April 7th, 2003 10:47 PM
who says composer will be compiled out? Composer code is used a lot in mail (and ergo minotaur). Midas is important for IE parirty and is used a lot in web applications - no way its going to be killed.
#3 Re: Re: Does Midas have a life past Mozilla 1.4?
Tuesday April 8th, 2003 12:49 AM
Composer will indeed be compiled out of Phoenix, I would hope. Midas is a separate story. Maybe this will prompt us to finally kick composer's ass into a reasonable separation of code that's needed for HTML editing and code that's necessary for composer proper.
I love composer. Use it daily, I use every part of the Mozilla suite. Because it is a suite.
Composer will simply be a separate app, not part of the browser binary. They will share some core HTML editing code (Browser for Midas, composer for whatever)
er, that is what I meant, the core editor will still be part of browser.
and we can prove people use it on the web so its not a geek feature :)
doesnt really make a broswer suite then.
#11 Re: Re: Re: Composer bye bye?
Wednesday April 9th, 2003 11:40 AM
What doesn't make a browser suite?
Would you consider Microsoft Office to be a "suite"? It is a set of cooperating applications, although they don't all share the same process (and hence, a Word crash won't cause you to lose your work in Excel, etc). A single process image is not necessary for apps to work together.
#5 Re: Re: Rich-Text Editing with Midas
Tuesday April 8th, 2003 7:46 AM
Cool, but then changing to "off" doesnt work?
This limitation is documented on the midas web page at <http://www.mozilla.org/editor/midas-spec.html>
"Right now, you can't completely turn off editing by setting designMode to "off." Setting designMode to "off" will prevent certain operations from being handled but typing and other actions are still possible."