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How Does Nuxified's Forum Richtext Gadget Work?

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supermike's picture
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Joined: 2006-02-17

When you post a forum topic, it has an innovative richtext gadget that I have seen on a couple sites before but did not understand how it works. I have a funny feeling it uses CSS, ECMAScript, DHTML, and AJAX in order to work. I take it that this works in IE 6 as well. Man, there must be a lot of ECMAScript in order to make this swap out with something else in browsers prior to IE 5 and Firefox 1.0.

 

libervisco's picture
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I would say your asumption

I would say your asumption is right. The software used for it is TinyMCE wrapped in a drupal module. Here are the relevant links which should have some more info:

TinyMCE web site
TinyMCE drupal project page

Whatever is behind it I think it is definitely a great job considering how fast it loads compared to some WYSIWYG editors on the web. In admin area there are so many more buttons/plugins to select and add to its functionality as well, though most of it is probably better disabled for this site. Anonymous users have a minimal bare-basics set of buttons and registered users have some more options (though some of them work only if you enable "full html" as input format (which only members can do).

Cheers
Daniel

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