[Pmwiki-users] syntax highlighting in 'Edit Form'
Wed Dec 8 11:15:48 CST 2004
Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> It's almost impossible to do any form of highlighting of text within
> the edit form itself; the form is an HTML <textarea> element, and AFAIR
> <textarea> doesn't support any sort of highlighting of its contents.
selfhtml.org says that you can have any tags within a <textarea> (the
default text for a text area goes between <textarea>...</textarea> tags,
so it's rather easy to insert HTML there).
Further, there's a dataformatas="format" attribute that can take values
of "plaintext" or "html" as attributes.
Hmmmmm.... any conformant browser *should* be able to have that color
... clickety-click ... setting up an example... doesn't work... googling
around... seems work only via data binding, which is available just in
MSIE >= 4.0, its seems.
A bit too limited for my taste.
Let's get back to that in a year or two or three, when browser support
for data binding has become commonplace.
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