Safari rendering rich text?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
http://freetextbox.com/



I cant get Safari to work with this kind of content, but Mozilla FireFox works great. Any ideas on when/if Safari will work?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    Why would you expect Safari or any web browser for that matter to do RTF natively?



    It's like saying browsers should be able to display Microsoft Word documents or any other arbitrary file you want them to.







    edit: I've never seen that site before. I'll have to see exactly what's going on there...
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Brad

    Why would you expect Safari or any web browser for that matter to do RTF natively?





    It's not Rich Text as in RTF, it's a DHTML widget for WYSIWIG HTML editing a.k.a Rich Text Editing. There's an ActiveX one built into IE Win, and a few competing DHTML ones that work cross-browser (Mozile and Midas are two examples). None that I've seen work on Safari as yet, though I've not looked recently.



    I avoid them as the HTML they create is usually abysmal. I prefer using structured text formats like John Gruber's Markdown.



    http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/
  • Reply 3 of 5
    othelloothello Posts: 1,053member
    but authors just don't have the time or energy to learn a mark-up scheme.



    i've been building sites in zope (my favourite application environment), which need the ability to edit text. the authors do not have any web skills. zope has a very similar thing called 'structured text'. they can't get their heads around that either.



    so i end up using the IE activex inline editing system. it makes poor html, but css everything to within an inch of its life, and only letting them edit the actual content and not the stuff around it makes it ok.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    That's a non-standard feature IE has had for a long time, and Mozilla implemented as "MIDAS" a while ago.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,717member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by stupider...likeafox

    It's not Rich Text as in RTF, it's a DHTML widget for WYSIWIG HTML editing a.k.a Rich Text Editing. There's an ActiveX one built into IE Win, and a few competing DHTML ones that work cross-browser (Mozile and Midas are two examples). None that I've seen work on Safari as yet, though I've not looked recently.



    I avoid them as the HTML they create is usually abysmal. I prefer using structured text formats like John Gruber's Markdown.



    http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/




    Thanks for the detailed explanation. Sorry Brad if I wasn't clear...



    :0)
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