[Foundation-l] Big problem to solve: good WYSIWYG on WMF wikis

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 22:37:57 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Benjamin Lees <emufarmers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 6:50 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So, the payoffs could be ridiculously huge: eight times the number of
>> smart and knowledgeable people even being able to *fix typos* on
>> material they care about.
> Jan Paul Posma's inline editor seems pretty promising.
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/wiki/wikitech/216940

That looks like a neat project, certainly good for some use cases.
Kudos to JPP.

We could use a variety of editor options, with a simple way to switch
between them while editing.

For instance, simple small icons to indicate different types of
editing could let you choose an inline-section-editor when fixing a
typo, without losing the option to open a full editing screen.  Useful
to power-users and new users alike.

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