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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_dev2016-10-02 02:04 am
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Help poke at the new RTE for the beta update page!

[ profile] wohali has been working on issue 664 to add a RTE to the new beta update page, and is ready for more eyeballs to poke at it and try to hit weird/unusual use cases or things that could be improved!

If you have a few, please poke at the new RTE on [ profile] wohali's dreamhack. To test it:

* Go to and create an account.
* Go to to turn on the beta update page and to make a post with it.

The update page should default to RTE on the beta update page. To disable it, go to Settings and check "Completely disable the Rich Text Editor (use plain textarea only)". (Historically speaking, a lot of RTE glitches happened when switching from HTML mode to RTE mode, so it's probably worth testing that a bunch.) Accessibility help is available by pressing Alt+0 (zero) while the editor is focused.

If you run into a problem or want to give feedback, you can comment on this entry. If reporting a problem, please include a link to the entry you made so [ profile] wohali can see the markup!
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[personal profile] wohali 2016-10-02 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
There was some discussion of this in issue 664 and I think the concept of changing the behaviour is dead for now, especially due to zorkian's comments on the topic. Still, I'm happy to see arguments for doing such, as the current behaviour is...for lack of a better term, problematic.

Also see my follow-up to [personal profile] zaluzianskya below. Is this how you're actually triggering the issue above? It seems a far-fetched workflow to me.

[personal profile] swaldman 2016-10-02 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
That discussion was well over a year ago, in the context of a markdown editor, and didn't have any pressing reason not to follow current behaviour - except for Mark's preference for sticking to the Markdown standard, which he eventually put aside.

Maybe the idea of changing it is dead, but I think it's worthy of at least being raised again, since (at least in my view) it would now have significant advantages. (I *think* it would make the problem go away? or am I missing something?)
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[personal profile] wohali 2016-10-03 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
Restricting br insertion to double newlines would likely fix the problem, yes.