[chandler-users] Richt-text on notes field

Delphine Ménard notafishz at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 01:53:42 PDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 00:18, Robert Schöftner <rmu at unfoo.net> wrote:
> hi,
> Grant Baillie schrieb:
>>   a. Create a new field with HTML content, and store the plain-text
>> equivalent in the old
>>      field for Web UI usage.
>>   b. Store the HTML in the old field, and let web users view and
>> update the raw HTML.
>>   c. Choose either a or b, and implement HTML notes in the Web UI. I
>> understand there are
>>      javascripty rich text editor widgets out there, but I don't
>> really know this area very
>>      well.
> wouldn't it be possible to use something like reStructured text [1] to
> generate html from the text? and perhaps add a checkbox somewhere to
> switch between "source" view and "rendered" view? no additional field
> would be needed, the text would be equally useful on clients that don't
> support html and it's perhaps easier to input too.
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReStructuredText

For what it's worth, I'm a big enemy of rich text "just like that"'.
I like rich text with a meaning, so I'd rather see something like
ReStructuredText indeed so that structure is preferred over "niceness"
in the notes field.

But then, I'm a wiki freak.



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