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Create a "Web Editing" RichText Field

Similar to RichText Light, please create a "Web Editing" RichText Field Type that allows Notes Clients to only use Web Editing (HTML Editors) compliant RichText Features. This would help in building Web- and Notes Client based apps and allow round-trip-safety for rich text editing. 

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  • Dec 13 2019
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  • Guest commented
    19 Mar, 2020 12:25am

    On the contrary, this is not difficult to implement if to replace the old Notes rendering engine with a modern browser one. This will immediately solve all text problems, and will also expand the Notes client with additional capabilities - bookmarking, etc.

  • Guest commented
    17 Dec, 2019 03:25pm

    I am not aiming for full round trip compatibility here as this is something that's hard to achieve (I know your products, Ben :-)) I just want some feature subset of richtext that is safe to use with major web editors AND safe to use in the client to have a common ground to work with. 

  • Guest commented
    17 Dec, 2019 02:43pm

    While I understand the goal, the issue is a bit more complex than that. The web editors support all sorts of things. It is the conversion process that is broken, and it is broken in both directions, so round-trip editing requires fixing it in both directions.

    You would be hard-pressed to find anything truly "safe" for web editing. Tables, sections, bullets, margins, fonts all have issues, so you're not much beyond a text field. The same goes for the web side, as many things you can do there don't convert back well.


    Important caveat: our AppsFidelity third party product allows this round-trip editing with regular Notes rich text fields, so I am obviously biased, though it also means I know what I am talking about.