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Why The WordPress Visual Editor Doesn’t Work With Konqueror

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Today’s technology tidbits:

The dashboard utilises the TinyMCE javascript visual editor when writing posts in the WYSIWYG format. Unfortunately as stated on its website, TinyMCE isn’t compatible with Konqueror. Why not? Well, here’s a quote from the freshmeat website for TinyMCE:-

…the day Konqueror and Opera implement the Midas specification I will look in to these browsers as target platforms as well…

I’ve noticed one aspect about Konqueror. Developers seem to focus on satisfying W3C standards as their primary goal, leaving the onus on compatibility issues to website and web-based app designers.

Anyhow, I do hope Konqueror and TinyMCE can work together someday soon.

Ubuntu UK’s recent podcast had some very interesting discussion on Linux and security. Nothing’s bullet-proof 🙂 .

Links of interest:

  1. Debian Med
  2. Linux for Clinics
  3. LinuxMedNews
  4. The Linux Medicine Howto courtesy of The Linux Documentation Project

That’s it for today folks. See ya 🙂 !

Copyright © 2006 – 2008 Firas MR. All rights reserved.


6 Responses

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  1. It also does not work correctly in Opera. I type in text and the horizontal scroll appears. Then it goes beyond the right border on the website and I can’t see it.


    May 6, 2008 at 5:15 pm

  2. @gf4e:

    Yes, as stated above, Opera users are also affected. Thanks for dropping by and do visit again!

    Firas MR

    May 6, 2008 at 5:33 pm

  3. @gf4e you are only partially right. In Opera the rich-text editor actually works complete with buttons and WSIWYG.

    Firas is actually talking about the complete lack of visual editing ie you are stuck with writing partially in code in you are working with Konqueror

    The horizontal scroll is indeed a problem with Opera even in GMail and other Rich-Text Editors.


    May 7, 2008 at 2:50 am

  4. Hey Firas,

    I’ve replied to you over on Rahman’s post about Linux. Do check it out.


    May 7, 2008 at 8:51 am

  5. @ Jaffer and Alok:

    Thanks for keeping the comments flowing guys 🙂 !

    Firas MR

    May 7, 2008 at 12:56 pm

  6. […] Apparently the WordPress visual editor doesn’t work correctly in Konqueror. […]

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