WYSIWYG editor for pollwiki

Alex Rollin alex.rollin at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 04:49:54 EDT 2010

The editor as I have used it is amazing.  Mike, have you tried it out?

Perhaps you can help us to answer your questions.  Would you like it f we
installed another pollwiki to test on perhaps?  Would that be a way to
answer your questions?

In my experience the editor does not insert junk html.

The editor is designed to respect parser functions, though I cannot speak
for having seen it work with RDF.

The editor IS better than plain text, though, as it strips formatting from
outside on paste.  A good thing in my book.

I think it is better if everyone uses it.

As Thomas discovered this is not the editor on Wikipedia.  The one they use
is "lighter weight" and is not WYSIWYG.  I think lightweight is good, but
overruled by easy of use.

I am tempted to design a "Dream" position crafting environment.  What would
that look like, diff'ing while writing?   Seeing the forest while writing?
 Sending notes implicitly by accepting position text, whole or in part, from


On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Thomas von der Elbe <
ThomasvonderElbe at gmx.de> wrote:

> I like this thing a lot!
> Unfortunatly I cannot really answer Mikes 3 questions:
>   1) Will it interfere with the formatting of wikitext?  If a single
>>     voter opts to use this editor, will it generate false position
>>     differences (due to its formatting quirks) that the entire tree
>>     of drafters must henceforth follow?
>>  2) Is its formatting of wikitext stable?  Will a content change in
>>     one part of a document affect the formatting in another?
>>     (Formatting might also change from revision to revision of the
>>     editor, but that would be a less serious, once-only inconvenience
>>     for the drafters.)
>>  3) Is it compatible with the special markup used by Semantic
>>     MediaWiki?
> @ 1): In order to enjoy the luxury of the thing, I would rather "force"
> everyone to use it, than not use it at all. Also, in this editor you can
> still write the old wiki-syntax and it gets translated.
> I hope, we can use it.
> T

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