Is it that hard adding links in FCKeditor? I'd have
thought that was a pretty basic function ...
Sorry for my poor English, which I have only been speaking for 55 years...
The links I was referring to are image links, as in when you click on an image you are
sent to a designated page or URL and not to the image's page, which is what happens
when you click on a regular image.
For example, a normal image is specified with [[Image:Picture.png]] and when you click on
the image you are sent to the images page "Image:Picture.png".
But you can designate a link for the image thusly [[Image:Picture.png|link=Main Page]].
Clicking on that image will send you to the Main Page, and
]] will send you to the mediawiki.org
Similarly you can add alt-text by specifying [[Image:Picture.png|alt=this is a picture]]
which will provide the alt-text "this is a picture" when your mouse hovers over
The FCKeditor does not handle these image attributes, just size, position and caption,
which was my only point about links, and yes, I consider it "fancy" since most
users do not add these attributes to their images. If they did I would be getting a lot
of complaints about using the FCKeditor wrt images.
From: David Gerard [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Least-worst present WYSIWYG solution?
On 10 February 2011 17:02, Sullivan, James (NIH/CIT) [C]
I've been using the FCKeditor with our wikis and
it is fine for regular use. So if your users will just be entering text and an occasional
table or image it is more than fine. But, if they plan to do things a little more fancy
such as adding links or alt-text to images or using templates they could run into some
frustration since the FCKeditor doesn't really handle these well and you need to use
wikitext. But, the FCKeditor has gotten my users over the wikitext fear and opened up
using wikis at my site to general users. Keep in mind the FCKeditor has its bugs but they
are few and have not caused any frustration I am aware of for regular users. Plus I let
our users know that if they are going to get fancy they should probably be using wikitext
Our organisation isn't government, but I'd say the typical user has
comparable technical competency, i.e. they're good at their jobs, they
want to share information, but they largely can't work computers.
Is it that hard adding links in FCKeditor? I'd have thought that was a
pretty basic function ...
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