The best editor is the one, which is set in $EDITOR of every unix user!
So you need to make shortcut (same as in lynx) to start it for
editing of <textarea> fields (or may be DblClick on field also will
You just can't make own editor so powerfull as vi :) it whould be waste of time.
Or may be it whould be defined by special option in preference?
(if so - you hould also think about leting this external editor to get line
number to start at and charset). So you could set "xterm -e 'vi $file' -fn
(also tell user if $EDITOR is not set - especially for Win*)
This need becomes clear, if you whould recall number of Web based Forums and
Free Mail services. Most of them make <textarea> for 800x600 - too small for
See also bug 35268, [RFE] Edit Source using External Editor.
Maybe this bug should really go to HTML Form Controls or XPApps (for helper app
Fun idea; it would actually make web mail usable.
I don't expect we'll have the resources to do this any time soon, but it would
be a nice self-contained project for someone to contribute.
(Minor nit: $VISUAL, if it's set, should override $EDITOR.)
It could be implemented as a form control issue (start editor on focus in) or as
a key binding inside the editor. I'm leaving it as editor/core because if we
built it in as an editor command it would also solve the much-requested
comparable problem in mailnews.
Not sure who should own it; Kin, if you don't want it, I don't mind having it on
my list (but still future/helpwanted). If anyone wants to volunteer to work on
it, I'd be happy to offer suggestions.
dup of bug 13474?
This one is a subset of bug #13474
And it is mor likely to be dup of bug #72539
But It could be implemented faster, then #13474 (with all proposed pipes)
Maked as dependens (am I right?)
Mozex (firefox addon) currently supports choosing a hotkey to edit the textarea. Works for me with xemacs's winclient.exe using Firefox under Windows XP to edit trac wiki pages.