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Hi Andrea,

Andrea Pescetti wrote on 2010-11-06 23.33:
In general I'm against WYSIWYG editors in MediaWiki also because they
often mangle code enough to make the "diff" function useless. But if you
know for sure that there are people who won't live without a WYSIWYG
editor, then I can't oppose it too much. I would, however, make it
disabled by default but then (since only knowledgeable people will know
where to find the option otherwise!) add a prominent "To enable
easy[/rich?] editing capabilities, click here" notice just above the
editing textarea.

I can't prove, but I'm quite sure that we would lose a lot of possible contributors to the wiki if we disabled the WYSIWYG editor at all. I'm not limited to FCKeditor, I'm open for any solution, but WYSIWYG is mandatory, I fear.

I however agree, that disabling it per default is a good idea, and showing a link on the editing page for people to enable the editor is a good idea.

IMHO, this only requires one option in LocalSettings.php, riched_start_disable =1 or something like that. Manuel, could you maybe have a look?


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