[webkit-dev] [resending] Improving ability to filter the
tags produced by editable webkit?
dw7904954 at karelia.com
Fri Jan 5 14:11:56 PST 2007
Thanks for the insight Darin.
One thing that is frustrating is that I don't know exactly what the
bugs are. Should I report each thing that annoys me as a separate
bugzilla case, and see what happens? I'm just looking for the best
"next action" I can take here.
On Jan 5, 2007, at 10:09 AM, Darin Adler wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2007, at 7:56 AM, Dan Wood wrote:
>> * Being able to control/prevent insertion of apple-only and/or
>> webkit-only tags and styles
>> * Being able to control/prevent certain kinds of tags and style
>> tags from being inserted, to keep markup simpler and perhaps
>> prevent certain adjustments like changing fonts/colors
>> * Having control over how "physical" attributes (like boldface)
>> get marked up (e.g. <b> or <strong> or <div style="font-
>> * Better normalization of tags so you never get two identical,
>> adjacent style spans; they would be coalesced into one.
>> * Semi-intelligent mapping of "physical" attributes to predefined
>> styles classes
>> * Better use of CSS short-hand, e.g. use the "font:" property
>> instead of font-family and font-size
>> * Be able to specify how plain text is dealt with when it's pasted
>> in; is it blocked within <pre> tags, separated by <br/> tags, or
>> each line enclosed in <div> tags.
> We need to sort through these.
> - Some of these are just bugs; we don't want to create API to
> request bug fixes!
> - Some tags and styles WebKit is inserting for no good reason, and
> the best solution is to eliminate them rather than providing API to
> remove them.
> - Some of these are policy changes we should make by default. We
> don't want to offer API if every reasonable customer would want the
> better policy.
> Once we've dealt with those issue, I think it makes sense to take a
> look at the rest and consider what kind of API we'd need to provide
> so that someone can control the things that really are application
> dependent. I'm concerned that if there's a broad set of options
> there would be many untested combinations.
> -- Darin
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