Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#903 closed New Feature (invalid)

Allow for "reveal codes"

Reported by: jamesmnewton@… Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: General Version:
Keywords: SF Cc: Frederico Caldeira Knabben


..or perhaps just make it possible to add.

I know there is a lot of debate on this subject, but I truly believe that the ability to see the code actually being edited is critical to the tool. It helps with debugging and allows people who know HTML better than they know the editor to see what the editor does when you push a button. It also allows experts to add code that the editor doesn't yet know how to add.

Moved from SF:

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 17 years ago by Martin Kou

Cc: Frederico Caldeira Knabben added
Reporter: changed from Martin Kou to jamesmnewton@…

No, the source button switches to a seperate display which is not updated in real time when you continue to edit in the main window.

"reveal code" was a feature on the old Wordperfect editor. It split the edit area to include a new area at the bottom that showed the actual formatting codes used in the document being edited above. You could click in the new area and edit the "source" of the document or click in the regular area and edit as normal while the new area was open. For FCKeditor, it would be showing the HTML just as your source button, but you could still edit in the main window.

No matter where you made changes, the other window was updated with the results. This could be done with an timeout so that once the user stopped typeing or clicking for a second, it would update the other display.

So you could turn on "reveal code" and, still in the regular window, highlight some code and click on the italic button and see the result below. In our case, it would show how to italicise text in HTML.

Or you could go down to the "reveal code" window and tweek some HTML that the main editor couldn't do or that you didn't know how to do in the main editor and that change would propigate back to the main window.

Hope that makes sense.

Moved from SF. Original poster: jamesmnewton

Don't you mean the "Source" button already available in the editor?

Best regards, Frederico Caldeira Knabben "Support Open Source Software... What about a donation today?"

Moved from SF. Original poster: fredck

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by Wojciech Olchawa

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
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