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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!

[personal profile] pinterface 2016-10-05 03:26 am (UTC)(link)

To use a colloquialism, I don't really have a dog in this fight, but: removing the auto-format checkbox when the RTE loads seems like a pretty reasonable compromise. The newlines-to-br functionality is basically a really low-grade RTE, so when there's a not-terrible RTE available it seems reasonable to let it subsume the functionality of the less-good one.