[midas] cannot edit non-html documents

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enhancement
16 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: jasonkarldavis, Assigned: Brade)

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(Whiteboard: midas, URL)

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Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030322
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030322

Midas cannot seem to edit a document other than HTMLDocument. For most cases
this is fine, however there would be advantages into allowing the editing of XML
markup as well. I came across this trying to write an interactive MathML editor
similar in fashion to Mathematica's interface; the benefits of allowing rich
editing of MathML are obvious, and are probably equally numerous for other XML
applications such as SVG (editing text, not shapes) or XUL. Even XHTML cannot be
edited by Midas when served as application/xhtml+xml or as plain XML (as
exhibited by the URL).

Many of the arguments described here:
http://www.mozilla.org/editor/midas-spec.html
don't necessarily make sense in non-HTML documents; hence I would recommend
simply ignoring all of the formatting ones (but still honoring "paste", "undo",
etc). Just the ability to edit the textual content of tag in place is what's
really important.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

16 years ago
-->brade
Assignee: jfrancis → brade
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Whiteboard: midas
Depends on: 30027
QA Contact: bugzilla → editor
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