From:  AlainF <NOSPAM@hotmail.com>
Date:  28 Oct 2009 21:33:17 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/netscape.public.mozilla.editor
Subject:  

Re: Any current editor development? Is this group still valid??

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Well I have read that Kompozer will be intergrated in Seamonkey 2.1.

Will see

Alain

Mark Aitchison wrote:
> Not a lot of valid messages here recently, I see.  I am interested in
> the old Netscape editor (not sure if it is now part of some newer html
> editor project though). Is there any life in the old thing?
>
> I see (from a 2001?) webpage (http://www.mozilla.org/editor/):
> "The newsgroup for discussing Mozilla editor issues is
> Netscape.public.Mozilla.editor, and members of the editor team regularly
> read and post to that newsgroup."
>
> Is that still true?
>
> FWIW: I have sometimes used the old editor for various reasons, usually
> when fancier packages that can product html output make
> hard-to-hand-edit html. Since then I have thought of a way that an
> open-source html editor could be used with specific add-ons to make
> tools specifically designed for particular types of user. It would be
> possible to give someone (for example) creating an organisation's
> newsletter, or a company's product list, a tool that does that job
> faster than a general-purpose WYSIWYG editor, but also one that will be
> certain to produce html documents that conform to certain readability
> controls, and with optional add-ons that make, for example, the
> company's product list able to interface to a database. Just as a
> developer of an add-on for a browser could produce something that many
> people could use, the people who make the zillions of low-cost (but
> valuable) pieces of web content could benefit from add-ons that address
> specific needs; things most people would not be likely to add to their
> small website themselves because of limited knowledge or time, yet would
> leap at the chance to get it from a simple editor add-on. Of course,
> this need not be limited to html content, but that is where I would like
> to begin. The concept of making tailored editors (using an amalgam of
> add-ons) for very specific users is quite a good idea, I think.
>
> However, it does require the underlying open-source project to have some
> "critical mass" of support to get going, I think. Hence my question to
> see if many people do still take an interest in this groups (and, by
> implication, the code).
>
> Thanks,
> Mark Aitchison, Christchurch, New Zealand.