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Any current editor development? Is this group still valid??

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Mark Aitchison

Oct 26, 2009, 6:28:28 PM10/26/09
Not a lot of valid messages here recently, I see. I am interested in the old Netscape
editor (not sure if it is now part of some newer html editor project though). Is there
any life in the old thing?

I see (from a 2001?) webpage (
"The newsgroup for discussing Mozilla editor issues is Netscape.public.Mozilla.editor,
and members of the editor team regularly read and post to that newsgroup."

Is that still true?

FWIW: I have sometimes used the old editor for various reasons, usually when fancier
packages that can product html output make hard-to-hand-edit html. Since then I have
thought of a way that an open-source html editor could be used with specific add-ons to
make tools specifically designed for particular types of user. It would be possible to
give someone (for example) creating an organisation's newsletter, or a company's product
list, a tool that does that job faster than a general-purpose WYSIWYG editor, but also
one that will be certain to produce html documents that conform to certain readability
controls, and with optional add-ons that make, for example, the company's product list
able to interface to a database. Just as a developer of an add-on for a browser could
produce something that many people could use, the people who make the zillions of
low-cost (but valuable) pieces of web content could benefit from add-ons that address
specific needs; things most people would not be likely to add to their small website
themselves because of limited knowledge or time, yet would leap at the chance to get it
from a simple editor add-on. Of course, this need not be limited to html content, but
that is where I would like to begin. The concept of making tailored editors (using an
amalgam of add-ons) for very specific users is quite a good idea, I think.

However, it does require the underlying open-source project to have some "critical mass"
of support to get going, I think. Hence my question to see if many people do still take
an interest in this groups (and, by implication, the code).

Mark Aitchison, Christchurch, New Zealand.


Oct 28, 2009, 9:33:17 AM10/28/09
Well I have read that Kompozer will be intergrated in Seamonkey 2.1.

Will see



Nov 1, 2009, 5:37:24 PM11/1/09
Yes, the next branch of KompoZer is to be developed with SeaMonkey
About the Composer, there should be a little more activity on and

-- kazé, KompoZer lead dev.

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