Ticket #585 (closed Enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Use CKEditor Inline mode

Reported by: jri Owned by: jri
Priority: Major Milestone: Release 4.2
Component: DeepaMehta Standard Distribution Version: 4.1.3
Keywords: Cc: dgf, Malte, JuergeN, ziegi
Complexity: 3 Area: GUI / Usability
Module: deepamehta-webclient


We should update CKEditor and check out its new Inline mode.

Currently we use CKEditor 3.6.2.
Current version is 4.3.1 (released Dec 10, 2013).

CKEditor's Inline mode means editing the page directly (and not in a separate iframe). So there is no difference between looking at a page and editing the page (they call it "real WYSIWYG"). But the main advantage of Inline mode is the floating toolbar. It appears only when an editable element has focus, and is not visible otherwise. So it doesn't clutter the screen when not needed. And it floats above the page, it never scrolls out-of-view.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by jri

  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Jörg Richter

Webclient: use CKEditor inline editing (#585).

Update CKEditor 3.6.2 -> 4.3.1
Aktivate inline editing.

The toolbar appears only when needed.
And it floats above the page: it never scrolls out-of-view.

Unfortunately the Webclient binary size increased 492K -> 754K

See #585.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Jörg Richter

Webclient: remove some CKEditor plugins (#585).

The Webclient binary size decreases 754K -> 520K.

See #585.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by jri

CKEditor's inline editing should be turned off again. It causes new usability problems, and makes sense only when DM actually support inline editing, that is: no Edit button! Instead initiate per-field editing just by clicking inside the field (see #416).

For the moment I wish we could combine CKEditor's "classic" iframe based editing and combine it with the inline mode's floating toolbar. Does anybody if this is supported by CKEditor?

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Jörg Richter

CKEditor: return to "framed" editing (#585).

Update CKEditor 4.3.1 -> 4.3.2

Note: the Webclient's internal "ckeditor_plugin" is dropped. It cared about destroying editor instances. It doesn't work anymore with new CKEditor versions (exception occurs). Anyway, explicit destroying editor instances is apparently not required anymore.

See #585.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by jri

  • Status changed from accepted to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

So, inline mode is postponed (see comment:4).
But we got a brand new CKEditor 4.3.2.

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