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 browser-independent online wysiwyg editors, Scott Blanchard, October 22, 2003
     Re:browser-independent online wysiwyg editors , Jeffrey Jangli, October 22, 2003
     Re:browser-independent online wysiwyg editors, mikael, October 22, 2003
         Re:browser-independent online wysiwyg editors, Scott Blanchard, October 23, 2003
             Re:browser-independent online wysiwyg editors, mikael, October 23, 2003
                 Re:browser-independent online wysiwyg editors, Erik Arvidsson, October 23, 2003
                     Re:browser-independent online wysiwyg editors, mikael, October 23, 2003

Subject: Re:browser-independent online wysiwyg editors From: mikael Date: October 23, 2003

Hiding the source is something mostly requested by designers, and almost never programmers.
It's the <HTML/>-design they try to hide, and this is seldom 'hacked' by other programmers, because it's not usually what they are looking for.
If it's hidden this way, there almost no risk that the code will ever be attempted for by almost anyone.
And I doubt it's that easy even for those who can - but I haven't looked into that, so I might be wrong.

When it comes to MIO aside of that, it's actually the mio.booster() that I'm hot for, which 'powers up' dhtml.
It makes slow solutions look very snappy, and javascript can sometimes be very slow, nomatter how you optimize it.

True, it's a plugin, but it's the ONE plugin as far as I'm concerned, considering the advantages for javascript, and if it was the only plugin available, I'd be happy with it anyway.
It has satisfied several clients requests to have working solutions on the wierdest browsers, without me having to rewrite anything, so it basically saved me a LOT of work and time.

But as I said from the start, there are different point of views regarding this, so let's agree not to agree, shall we?

From: Erik Arvidsson
Sent: October 23, 2003
Subject: Re:browser-independent online wysiwyg editors

A bit off topic in my opinion. But since we are talking about MIO here I'd like to raise some issues/points that I have:

1. Not platform independent. It is just a wrapper to IE.
2. Requires a plugin. One of the strongest arguments for DHTML is that it has zero footprint (no installation required).
3. Mio is an exe so why not just create VB application that uses MSHTML for your app. This is what mio is doing, but maybe it has streamlined the process a bit.
4. The source code is still available. Either by using a debugger or just by alerting all objects

erik





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