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From Bob Schellink <>
Subject Re: Update RichTextArea example
Date Tue, 14 Jul 2009 23:04:55 GMT
I still think Nicedit would make for a better example than YUI. It loads quite a 
bit faster because its packaged in two resources (one js, one css), while YUI is 
packaged in 13 resources.



Malcolm Edgar wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Adrian A.<> wrote:
>>> What is the issue with the YUIRichText editor? Size or dependencies?
> I am not sure if size should be a constraining factor for a RichText
> editor, as the resources should be compressed when served, and then
> cached on the users PC. With RichText editors they are not controls
> you would put on your home page.
>> Size, dependencies, complexity.
>> Even if it's a quite well documented library, users find it quite complex.
>> For the WYSIWYG, I see that people still prefer TinyMCE.
> Unfortunately TinyMCE has an incompatible LGPL license
>> For JS libraries in general, after the first WTF (because of the unusual
>> approach), most users I've worked with find jQuery the most productive (but
>> it has also the biggest number of books too :) ).
>>> but the potential issue we have
>>> with JS libraries is that the runtime environments (browsers) are not
>>> stable, and can necessitate constant maintenance of the libraries.
>> I'm aware of this problem, but since JS is the only "spice" for the web
>> right now,
>> IMHO there's not much we can do. Minimizing the use of JS in Click would not
>> be a very smart option since the direction of all frameworks (and user's
>> request too) is for more JS: and even the browser support goes in this
>> direction - see the JS threads, and JS engine performance increases of the
>> newer browsers.
> I am not saying don't include JS, just we need to take care selecting
> libraries which are actively supported as web browsers are constantly
> changing: IE6, IE7, IE8, FF, Safari, Chrome, etc.
>> Adrian.
> regards Malcolm Edgar

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