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Partial Composer++ Landing Improves Positioning and Inline Table Editing Support

Wednesday June 25th, 2003

Daniel Glazman writes: "Composer has a few new features, checked in today with the fix for bug 137092: (1) support for Absolute Positioning (2) positioned elements are movable on the canvas and resizable (3) their z-index can be increased (bring to front) or decreased (send to back) (4) a grid can be enabled/disabled to make sure the coordinates of a positioned element are multiples of a given grid size (5) and finally 'inline table editing' buttons, allowing you to insert/remove a line/column in one click, are displayed on a cell's left and top border when the selection is contained in a table cell. This last feature is also enabled in HTML email and we'll see if HTML mail users like it or not. If not, we can very easily disable it. All these features were part of the Composer++ plan." More details are available in Daniel's latest weblog posting.


#1 Very nice!

by Prognathous

Wednesday June 25th, 2003 7:21 AM

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Not too long ago, thesitewizard.com reviewed Composer and complained about the lack of Absolute positioning of images ( <http://www.thesitewizard.…ews/mozillacomposer.shtml> ) - now it's solved :-)

There are three other bugs that make Composer somewhat harder to use than commercial products, but once they're solved, I'm sure many people will do the "switch":

Bug 58730 - Syntax Highlighting in HTML Source Mode (Composer-specific) <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58730> Bug 47040 - HTML Source mode doesn't put caret (cursor) where it was in wysiwyg <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47040> Bug 174361 -[META] Composer's "Retain formatting" preference, doesn't. <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=174361>

Prog.