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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!

[github.com 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 [github.com profile] wohali's dreamhack. To test it:

* Go to http://www.wohali.hack.dreamwidth.net/ and create an account.
* Go to http://www.wohali.hack.dreamwidth.net/beta to turn on the beta update page and http://www.wohali.hack.dreamwidth.net/update 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 [github.com profile] wohali can see the markup!
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[personal profile] zaluzianskya 2016-10-02 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Normally I see paragraphs formatted like this in HTML, and I think it makes the most sense:



Is this something people actually do?

People do all sorts of silly things. It's not something I personally would do, but then I don't normally use RTEs when I can help it so I'm probably not the best person to ask.
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[personal profile] wohali 2016-10-02 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
>> Normally I see paragraphs formatted like this in HTML <<

Thanks for the data point! :) This is a simple change, and if there's more support for it I'm glad to make the alteration.

>> I don't normally use RTEs <<

I really want to hear more from "normal" users who expect to use an RTE more than power users who will find workarounds for (or completely disable) RTE roundtripping concerns. Sadly I'm not sure I'll find those on a dw_dev post :(

[personal profile] swaldman 2016-10-02 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
FWIW, in normal usage I almost exclusively use the RTE. The only times I switch over are to add tags that the RTE doesn't know about (usually < blockquote >) or to fix things when it gets into a mess.

My instinct is that many of the current text-mode-users might switch over when we have a RTE that works reliably, because why would one bother writing HTML when there's an easier way... but IMBW, and certainly not all will abandon the raw mode :)
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[personal profile] wohali 2016-10-03 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
Good news! The new RTE has a blockquote button. :)

[personal profile] swaldman 2016-10-04 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
Yay ☺️