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Old 03-11-2003, 06:28 AM   #1
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wysiwyg html editor for linux


Is there a wysiwyg html editor for linux? This question has been batted around linux forever.

Standard answers:
bluefish
screem
quanta
openoffice html editor
mozilla
peacock
emacs
vi

There is indeed a need for an html editor for linux. There are people out that want to edit an html document without having to look at the html tags.

This subject has been of great interest to me since my wife started using linux last year. She is an editor/author. All she wants to do is sit down and use a basic program to whip out an html document without having to see the tag. "Like frontpage" - she has used the quanta and bluefish and mozilla editors but the question keeps coming up:

Why isn't there an html editor for linux?

So I've been doing some research into this subject (like many people before me) and found a few interesting projects this morning. I'm thinking about creating a page - maybe on sourceforge - that deals with the subject.

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here are a few wysiwyg html editors for linux - they may not be complete are even compile on your system - but it's a start.

ginf
http://freshmeat.net/projects/ginf/?topic_id=90

phpmole-ide
https://sourceforge.net/project/show...group_id=39320

tark
http://www.kefk.net/Tark/en/Evaluation/index.asp

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If you are interested in seeing any of these project succeed then I highly recommend you contact the authors and tell them how interested you are in the project. Thank them for taking the time to start the projects and all the work they put into them.

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I've submitted a new project request to sourceforge

http://wysiwyg.sourceforge.net will hopefully be the projects page if the project idea gets approved.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 06:33 AM   #2
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I personally keep my old netscape 4.7 rattling around for this. I find the latest release in Debian Woody of Mozilla's composer has problems with creating links. Otherwise it's fine. But Netscape 4.7 doesn't have this problem. Though it does have memory issues and crashes on large html directories.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 06:52 AM   #3
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Why not try out Amaya [1]? It's available from w3c so I guess it's quite good, but since I favor vim I have no idea.

[1]http://www.w3.org/Amaya/
 
Old 03-11-2003, 11:18 AM   #4
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I've tried amaya in the past - thanks for reminding me. But it was the same situation. Too buggy and bloated for basic html.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 05:58 PM   #5
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Too buggy and bloated for basic html.
you have to look at the audience...no tags, but no real complex stuff. that's a very limited crowd. Sounds like what you are looking for is a combination of nedit and dillo.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 07:36 PM   #6
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yes yes

something like erwin but with wysiwyg.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 09:05 PM   #7
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I just use Mozilla's editor,... I don't see the problem with it, it is every bit as functional as Micro$haft's html editor. The only problem I've had is with it substituting links with other things. I just open it with a text editor after and fix the link manually...
 
Old 03-11-2003, 09:29 PM   #8
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The quanta developers are going to implement WYSIWYG next, they estimate that it will take them most of this year to get it finished.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 11:53 PM   #9
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That would ROCK with quanta. That's all they need to be a killer app html wysiwyg editor.

But yeah, that's what the problem is with Mozilla. What I do in a pinch, if I have lots of data to update on my family tree (a large directory of html files) is create the data files in mozilla and edit the links in Netscape. Or for small bits, just use netscape. I find that when trying to make the links in Mozilla, when you go to create the link, it links it to the page but not to an actual anchor. and it can go anywhere and sometimes doesn't work. And it doesn't list the anchors on the page like Netscape does. Other wise it's fine.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 05:03 AM   #10
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The quanta developers are going to implement WYSIWYG next, they estimate that it will take them most of this year to get it finished.
Do you have a link to this information?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 05:42 AM   #11
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Yes, there was a story on dot.kde about the LQ awards and Eric laffoon made this comment where he mentions the plan.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 11:25 AM   #12
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While I think quanta is awesome there still needs to be a wysiwyg for persons that don't have kde installed.

Thank you for the links.
 
  


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