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At long last I have sponsorship to do some work on WYSIWYG!

The first thing I want to do is to fix bugs in WysiwygPlugin, and to do that, I need to know what the bugs are. So far most of the reports I've had have been of the it doesn't work type, which isn't all that useful (it often takes longer to reproduce the problem in a limited test case than it does to fix it).

So this is a call for bug reports that are specific about what, if anything, is failing. If you use any of the WYSIWYG extensions that in turn uses WysiwygPlugin (Kupu, TinyMCE, Wikiwyg, Xinha), and you have identified problems, please take the time to narrow down the problem to as small a topic as possible, and then report an issue in the bug database.

Please check the specific editor (e.g. Bugs:KupuContrib) for duplicate reports, but if you don't see one, don't worry if you can't tell if a bug is in WysiwygPlugin or in the editor itself - I will work that out. All I need from you is the narrowest, most well defined testcase you can manage.

Thanks in advance for your support,

-- CrawfordCurrie - 28 Jul 2007


Hooray for CC !! I wish I used it, because I would report every bug I found. Maybe once your work is complete I'll start. I do know, however, that many many new users are waiting eagerly for your success... thank you to you, your sponsor, and your bug reporters!

-- KeithHelfrich - 31 Jul 2007

I checked, and we did not have a lot of feedback... ,most users stopped using it after encountering a bug. I must say that we were surprised to see that the majority of users were copy/pasting from word rather than trying to work with the editor.

Here are the only 2 feedbacks we had on the last 12 months:

  • a request to have a way to paste from word, cleaning up all the MS word syntax, keeping only bullets, bolds, headers
  • In kupu, selecting 2 bullet items and italicizing + colorisizing then make then disappear on save

We had also general remarks of people wanting to do usual Wiki tricks from the wysiwyg: tables sortables by clicking on the header, editables (our users do a lot of tables). Also some people were tricked into thinking they were in MS word and worked 2 hours without saving, loosing everything on an IE crash

I am still impressed by this work. I think CDot really advanced the state of the art there, and I am hopeful for the future

-- ColasNahaboo - 15 Aug 2007

This excerpt is from our installation. The main issue is with the MultiEditPlugin, which replaces the <section> tag with something else, so sections are lost. Many of our pages use sections (to make it more like Wikipedia), so this dramatically reduces the usefulness of WYSIWYG.

Tags to be excluded from the WysiwygPlugin

Tag To Protect Why Exclude Key
<section> used by the MultiEditPlugin, but corrupted by Wysiwyg. section
<table> some users need this to get better formatting. Wysiwyg deletes the syntax. table
<pre> used for monospace with colours (rare). Wysiwyg maps to verbatim (no colours). pre


When you are typing text in 'blockquote' formatting, every time you type a space, it indents another level of blockquote, so the text ends up shuffling across the screen!! Don't think that's intentional. (DavidChalmers).

-- SteveJonesST - 16 Aug 2007

Tags to be excluded These tags are automatically protected by WywsiwygPlugin now, so you shouldn't have this issue any more.

Blockquote I will test and verify this issue; other reporters please note; I would strongly prefer that you raise bug reports, rather than commenting here! Thanks.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 21 Aug 2007

Sorry, Crawford - I'll put new issues in as a bug report as you asked. For the <section> tag we need it to be understood, not excluded, as the MultiEditPlugin is essential, and it gets broken by Wysiwyg. I'll put in a bug report for this.

-- SteveJonesST - 21 Aug 2007

Tracked in Bugs:Item4481 and Bugs:Item4482


-- SopanShewale - 26 Jan 2008

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